New Museum Site & Building
The new complex of buildings of the Silesian Museum, situated
in the former Katowice coal mine, along with other institutions which are being
built here will create the so-called Cultural District - the new centre of
cultural life for the city.
Modern structure, designed by the Austrian studio Riegler Riewe Architekten of Graz, was aimed at making the most of space beneath the surface of the ground, and intended to intrude as little as possible on the post-industrial landscape of the region.
Hoist tower of the former pit shaft, on which a panoramic lift is mounted.
Park and public space (view from the tower).
Revitalized post-mine buildings
|Former engine room, converted into a café / restaurant.||Working clothes storage building - now the premises of the Centre for Polish Scenography|
Silesian Museum in numbers:
floor area of nearly 25 000 m², exhibition space of 6 000 m²
three-storey underground parking garage offers up to 232 parking spaces
floor surfaces of the individual exhibitions are as follows: Polish Painting 1800 - 1945 (474.64m2), Polish Painting after 1945 (1264.91 m2), Nonprofessional Art (504.29 m2), Silesian Sacral Art (212.71m2), Centre for Polish Scenography (751.86m2).
|Central hall - a place of meetings, concerts and performances.||Three-storey administration
"Regionalny Program Operacyjny Województwa Śląskiego - realna
odpowiedź na realne potrzeby"
Projekt wspólfinansowany przez Unię Europejską z Europejskiego Funduszu Rozwoju Regionalnego w ramach Regionalnego Programu Operacyjnego Województwa Śląskiego na lata 2007-2013 oraz środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego.