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Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten

  • 00:00 - 17 February, 2015
Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten
Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten, © Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński

Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli © Wojciech Kryński © Wojciech Kryński Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli + 41

  • Building Contractor

    Budimex S.A.
  • Planning

    Riegler Riewe Architekten ZT-Ges.m.b.H.,
  • Project Manager

    Paulina Kostyra-Dzierżęga
  • Assistance

    Anna Zbieranek, Markus Probst, Nicole Lam, Mikołaj Szubert-Tecl, Lavinia Floricel, Minoru Suzuki, Bettina Tòth, Bartłomiej Grzanka, Tomasz Kabelis-Szostakowski, Dorota ŻZurek, Paweł Skóra
  • Structural Consultant

    Firma Inżynierska Statyk, Katowice
  • Client

    Muzeum Śląskie
  • Site Area

    27332 m2
  • Cost

    €EUR 65,1 Mio. brutto (Investitionskosten)
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© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński

Text description provided by the architects. The history of the city of Katowice is closely tied with the themes of heavy industry and mining. They have left behind distinctive artificial landscapes, industrial complexes, and buildings and are anchored in the collective consciousness as an unmistakable cultural heritage endowing a sense of identity.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli

The museum is located on the premises of the former “Warszawa mine,” directly adjacent to the city center. The design uses interventions that are nearly imperceptible from the outside and is based on the idea of creating an expansive museum with diverse offerings. Borrowing from, and as homage to the former function of the terrain, the spatial program was placed entirely below ground.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński

Only the abstract glass cubes, which provide daylight for the exhibition levels below one of them houses administration, development, and climate control are visible from the outside and meld harmoniously in the ensemble of existing historical structures.

© Wojciech Kryński
© Wojciech Kryński
Section
Section
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli

The newly created network of paths, squares, and green areas gives rise to a gracefully built public recreational area. Through the addition of a lift, visitors can access the existing hoist frame and obtain a view over all of Katowice.

Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli
Courtesy of Paolo Rosselli
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Silesian Museum Katowice / Riegler Riewe Architekten" 17 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/598987/silesian-museum-katowice-riegler-riewe-architekten/> ISSN 0719-8884
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