Redevelopment of the downtown of Katowice

Municipality of Katowice
Tomasz Konior
Design team
Andrzej Witkowski, Wojciech Czapnik, Maciej Niewiadomski, Łukasz Bonar, Dominik Czajkowski, Marcin Jurkiewicz, Anna Jabłońska-Lisińska, Piotr Bełtowski, Maciej Kudłacik, Bartosz Winnicki, Kamil Lipiński, Łukasz Piszczek
Area of land
280 000 m2
Built-up area
42 000 m2
1 100 000 m3

The design was based on a multi-faceted, people-friendly public space, typical for the dynamics of both the city as well as its residents. It offers a whole spectrum of urban functions and a plethora of choice. This space was designed to guarantee a lively, diverse, high quality urban space found along the city’s main artery. The design is composed of a diverse collage of squares, city greens and commercial galleries, forming the city’s ‘backbone’ and joining the two distinct Katowice landmarks – the Spodek Arena and the Town Square. The design foresees the creation of a diverse yet cohesive fragment of city life.