How the „Symfonia” building influenced a designing process of the new seat of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, what is a „vineyard” configuration, how to test a 4,5-tons acoustic model? Answers for these and other questions are given by Tomasz Konior, architect, founder of Konior Studio and head designer of the NPRSO’s …
A project of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NPRSO) designed by Konior Studio was honoured at the European Commercial Property Awards 2010. The project won the Architecture Award in the Public Service category and was scored as a Five Star Winner.
The new seat of the NPRSO will be built in the area of the former coal mine “Katowice” and will be part of a new cultural district.
The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice is looking for a prime contractor to redevelop and renovate an Academy’s Vocal and Instrumental Faculty seat at 5 Szafranka Street. After a famous extension of the Academy of Music – development of the Science and Music Education Center “Symfonia” – and a renewal of the main building, the planned renovation of the Faculty is a next step to recover the ancient complex.
On 22nd of December 2008, the Ministry of Infrastructure awarded “Symfonia” and its architects. The first-degree prize was given for the remarkable creative achievement as the unique architectural value, the consequence in bringing together the past and the present design, and the efficient use of the conservatorial art.