Works pick up steam on ICC

More and more workers and building machinery appear at the construction site of the International Convention Center (ICC). One month after the site has been handed over to Warbud, concrete and steel fixing works are increasingly advanced.

Works on the International Convention Center
Works on the International Convention Center

The consortium of Warbud and Mercury Engineering was contracted by the City Hall of Katowice in May. The prime contractor is obliged to erect the ICC by 3rd of October 2014. To keep the schedule, the consortium will work on a three 8-hour shift basis to provide around the clock coverage.

“We have just finished to montage the last, fourth tower crane. Currently, about 170 employees are involved in the project. The number will increase to 800-1000 next year when several different type of works will be conducted simultaneously” – said Adam Wieczorek, project manager at Warbud.

The building will be a simple structure of 236 x 92 meters block. The distinguishing feature of the ICC is a green passage which goes diagonally through the building’s roof where it takes on the shape of a valley. The interior space of the hall and foyer which is situated below will look unique because of its ceiling deformation. “It will be the most complex part of the construction. Moreover, many modern solutions were applied in the Center. For example, it will be equipped with an impressive audiovisual system including three huge screens. Each of them will consist of eighty-one 55-inch displays” – Adam Wieczorek added. The system will probably be the largest in Europe.

Approximately 45 000 cubic meters of concrete and 3 500 tons of reinforcement steel will be needed to build the International Convention Center. Previously, about 0,5 million cubic meters of soil had been removed from the site. The building will cover the total area of 37 900 sq. meters.