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SZCZECIN, POLAND - New Music Hall, Philharmonic House

Under construction. Expected time of completion May 2013

The new Philharmonic House has its location in the city center at the crossroad of Małopolska and Matejki Streets. The building was designed by Barozzi Veiga Studio from Barcelona and it was awarded the first prize at the international architectural competition. Its shape connects to Szczecin city landscape and the very near scenery with many buildings of dropping roofs, church towers and other public constructions. The elevation style emphasizes its vertical lines and slender mass. The building will be an architectural icon of the city and its significant promotion part. The main assignment of the new House is to perform symphonic music. There are two concert halls – the symphonic hall for 951 and chamber hall for 192 visitors. The main entrance is located at Małopolska Street and leads to the representative foyer with a height of three storeys.

In the space of the entrance foyer beneath the chamber hall there is located a café too. Main entrances to the both concert halls are on the first floor of the building. The new Philharmonic House as a part of public space will be available for its visitors all day time. The ground floor facilities: entrance hall, ticket offices, café and CD and music publication stalls are expected to encourage visitors to stay for a longer time inside the building. On the third floor there is an exhibition space for galleries “Harmony of Art”. Exposures of photography, painting, graphics, sculpture and old music instruments will be accompanied by performances of music, literature and fine arts.

Visualization, project
Source, and more pictures: Click

Thread at Polish Skyscrapercity Forum: [Szczecin] Nowa Filharmonia Szczecińska
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Building in foundation act on 02nd of December 2011.

More pictures on web site:

Pictures from June 2012 by Cezary Skorka:

Looking better, and better.

Thanks for posting new pcs. :cheers:
Time for some new photos. I took them on 26th August 2012.

Next time I'll try to do some more pictures. ;)
Picture from the end of October by Cezary Skórka / 4D Foto

And photo from the end of November. The same source :cheers:

There were small problems with subcontractor. Therefore completion will be slightly delayed.

Update by el_bartez



Small update by local newspaper: click to read whole article Gazeta Wyborcza

Unfortunately only in Polish.

Few pictures from this article:

And my favourite, golden plated facing of the walls and ceiling of the main concert hall:

One picture by Cezary Skórka/4DFoto from April 2013

Few pcs from Polish thread. For more pcs CLICK.

Błażej;105074717 said:
The best time to see building live is to visit Szczecin during final of Tall Ship's Races from 03rd till 06th of August this year :cheers:

Official opening in next year.
My pictures from 14/10/2013

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^^ In my opinion it looks better "Live". Especially in sunny day you can see it is glass.

But there are extreme opinions about building and facade in the city. Some people love it, others think it looks like corrugated metal sheet in supermarket ;)

I think it is good that building is controversial. For sure it is not boring :)
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Visualisation of lightening of the building. There will be 25 000 LED lights which will create intelligent illumination.

Lighting will be evenly distributed on the facade of the building between the walls and the glass membrane. According to the concept of Spanish architect Alberto Veiga dynamic lighting will change the brightness (luminance) of each of the frames, of which light is directed at the walls of the building.

Lights will be able to shine in any color from the RGB color palette, so it will be possible to create a variable color illumination.

Such a scenario, however, is intended only for special occasions (eg, dynamic form of the national flag).

Source and full article:
^^ I am happy to have such "factory" in my home town :cheers:

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You live nearby. Come this summer to check it out personally. I think it looks better than on the pictures. :)
It looks good when illuminated at night. It doesn't look good at daylight.

"Dumpy factory facade" pretty much nails it, sadly. :(
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On photo, or rather screenshot by DonKristoffo made from Polish news television TVN24.

Building in morning mist. :)

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