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  7. Philharmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

Philharmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga

  • 01:00 - 29 October, 2014
Philharmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga
Philharmonic Hall Szczecin / Estudio Barozzi Veiga, © Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

© Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges © Simon Menges +17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Szczecin, Poland
  • Architect in Charge

    Fabrizio Barozzi , Alberto Veiga
  • Project Leaders

    Pieter Janssens, Agnieszka Samsel
  • Project Team

    Marta Grządziel, Isak Mayor, Petra Jossen, Cristina Lucena, Cristina Porta, Ruben Sousa
  • Area

    13000.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineers

    BOMA S.L., FORT POLSKA Sp. z o.o
  • Installations

    GLA Engineering Sp. z o.o. ELSECO Sp. z o.o. ANOCHE Iluminación Arquitectónica
  • Acoustics

  • General Contractor

  • More SpecsLess Specs
© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

From the architect. The building emerges from its urban context, influenced by the steeply pitched roofs and the verticality of the city’s residential buildings, by the monumentality of the upright ornaments of its neo-Gothic churches and the heavy volumes of its Classicist buildings, by the towers that dot its entire skyline and the cranes of its port.


With an expressionist mindset, we have aimed to use geometry to give shape to a new rhythmic composition that conveys feelings by balancing massiveness and verticality.

© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

The use of glass as the exterior cladding material highlights how the building contrasts with the conditions of its surrounding environment. It creates a bright, transparent and upstanding object.

© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges

The building’s interiors are simple, large skylights being their utmost defining trait. The great symphonic hall differs from these in that it is a sculpted object, embedded into a barely outlined mineral-like space.

© Simon Menges
© Simon Menges
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Nora · August 31, 2016

This philharmonic is impressive, really. I remember when I was in Szczecin with my husband, we stayed at hundred years old Dana Hotel and went to philharmonic. It was our anniversary :)

rushisavietnamwarhero · April 04, 2015

My god that is one ugly building!

Franek Łabno · April 29, 2016 08:09 AM

My god, you are one bloody ignorant. Just fyi, the building won 2015 Mies van der Rohe Award for best contemporaty building in the EU.

Projekciński · April 04, 2015

Need to visit this! Spectacular interior and crystal-clear exterior :-) Big up Poland!

Boguslaw Witkowski · February 25, 2015

What about the snow falls on the Baltic sea cost in Poland? It is not like on the Costa Dorada I suppose... ;-(

Viktim · February 26, 2015 06:55 PM

Well, Szczecin (Stettin) is, in fact, 100 km from the sea cost. Now for example is the end of February and we have 20 degrees C today.... Costa Dorada is not needed

big A · October 29, 2014

very good! Congratulation!


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