Katowickie Towarzystwo Budownictwa Społecznego, together with the Katowice branch of SARP, has announced a competition to develop an urbanplanning and architectural concept for a multi-story parking lot in the Culture Zone in Katowice.
The Culture Zone in Katowice is an area that connects cultural and entertainmentfacilities: "Spodek", the International Congress Center, the new headquarters of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the new Silesian Museum.
The competition will consist of two stages. In the first, participants will submit study papers - the authors of those qualified for the second stage will submit competition works. The concepts will be evaluated in terms of proper transportation service, development of public spaces, greenery and so-called small architecture, as well as the architectural concept of a multi-story parking lot.
The jury will pay attention to the functionality and legibility of the presented communication solutions, as well as the aesthetic qualities of the architectural form, construction and land development.
Also important will be the economic aspects of the concept - the cost of implementation, operation and maintenance. It is important to inscribe the competition object in the surrounding architecture, as well as the originality of spatial solutions.
The area of the planned parking lot
© Organizers' archives
Three prizes will be awarded in the competition, the possibility of awarding honorable mentions in the first and second stages of the competition is also envisaged. The first prize is PLN 25 thousand and an invitation to participate in the public procurement procedure in the form of a sole-source contract. Second prize is PLN 20 thousand. Third prize - PLN 15 thousand.
Deadline for submission of applications to participate in the Competition: by 17.04.2020 until 15:00 at the Competition Organizer's Headquarters.
Deadline for submission of study papers in Stage I of the Competition: by 23.06.2020, 3:00 p.m. at the Competition Organizer's Headquarters.
Deadline for submission of study papers in Stage II of the Competition: by 21.08.2020 until 3:00 p.m. at the Competition Organizer's Headquarters.
the competition jury
Dr. Andrzej Grzybowski (IARP, SARP)
Piotr Fischer (IARP, SARP)
Piotr Średniawa (IARP, SARP)
Wojtek Gwizdak (IARP, SARP)
Adam Skrzypczyk (IARP, SARP)
Janusz Olesinski (CEO of KTBS)
Agnieszka Kwiatek (IARP, KTBS)
Stanisław Podkański (IARP, UM Katowice - Architect of the City of Katowice)
Bogusław Lowak (Head of the Department of Transportation, UM Katowice)
Ewa Bogusz-Moore(Director of NOSPR)
Marcin Gwoździewicz (Acting Director of the Silesian Museum)
Henryk Piątek (IARP, SARP)
More information here.