Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz visits Szczecin philharmonic musicians

On Tuesday, the head of the government met the employees and musicians of Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in Szczecin. Opened in September 2014, the new building has received numerous prestigious awards, including the “architectural Noble”. The value of the project amounted to PLN 113.3 million, and it was subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and European Union.


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Photo: M. Śmiarowski / Chancellery of the Prime Minister

Szczecin Philharmonic Hall by the numbers

  • The building’s design was selected out of 44 proposals from all over the world.
  • The value of the project amounted to PLN 113.3 million, and it was subsidised by the Ministry of Culture and European Union.
  • The symphonic hall may accommodate 953 spectators, whereas the chamber hall 192 ones.
  • The reverberation time in the chamber complies with the designed time to 0.01 second.
  • The building has received over 10 architectural awards and distinctions, including the EU award - Mies van der Rohe Award (so-called architectural Nobel), award of the President of the Republic of Poland for the Best Architectural Structure in Poland, or “Building of the 25 years - Symbol of the Transformation” title.

The philharmonic hall is yet another facility which serves development of music culture in Poland over the last years. The most important ones include: the new seat of NOSPR in Katowice, new National Forum of Music in Wrocław, new Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music in Lusławice, or the newly-established or modernised buildings of philharmonic orchestras, as well as music schools and academies in Łódź, Gdynia, Radom, Kraków, Białystok, Kielce, Sosnowiec or Poznań.


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