Update (September 2013):
– Neinver opened Galeria Katowicka (photos) >>>
– Outfitting of Galeria Katowicka (photos) >>>
– Elevation of Galeria Katowicka >>>
– Galeria Katowicka topped-out (photos) >>>
– Construction works on Galeria Katowicka >>>
– Opening of the underground bus station and the Dworcowa tunnel >>>
– Video showing bus tests on an underground bus hub located beneath the Railway Station hall >>>
– Grand opening of the new Railway Station’s hall >>> + photos of crowd visiting the new building >>>
– Final work on the Railway Station’s main hall in pictures >>>
– Video presenting works on the first reconstructed cup-shaped pillar of the Railway Station + photos of the original pillars erected last century (April 2012) >>>
– Works on the new Railway Station and Galeria Katowicka in pictures (March 2012) >>>
– Video showing the project >>>
– Interior of Railway Station >>>
– Interior of Galeria Katowicka >>>
– About the underground bus station >>>
– Video showing a construction work on the investment (May 2011) >>>
– More in the category of Railway Station >>>
Last week, Neinver and PKP S.A (Polish State Railways) officially presented a plan of Katowice’s Railway Station redevelopment. According to the companies contract, Neinver will develop a complex which mixed functions of a railway station, bus station, retail, business, service and culture use. Moreover, the company will prepare a necessary transport solutions near the station area. The winning project was designed in cooperation with SUD Architectes Studio.
The new main hall of Railway Station will be based on a present construction. What is the most important, the cup-shaped pillar system supporting the roof – the symbol of a mid-century modernism architecture – will be preserved and adapted into new surroundings. The interiors are going to be changed into a one level hall which serves travellers and a retail’s building part for buyers. Is predicted to create a bus station, a car park and new Dworcowa St. under the ground. In front of the Station’s building will be developed a commercial zone – a five-level complex mixing retail and service functions with an office part on the west side and a separate office building near Młyńska St. The retail and service complex comprises 52 000 sq. m plus 24 000 sq. m of an office space. An exhibition and cultural space will cover area of 19 000 sq. m.
Neinver plans to build the complex in three stages. The first one predicts to construct the new Station building. Is expected to deliver the first part for passengers in May 2012.
Cushman & Wakefield was chosen for a leasing agent of the investment.
See the video: