Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice
The NOSPR Project was selected in an international competition. The key idea was to contain a story within a story; combining to give the whole picture. Multi-layered, sensual space expressed through structure, materials, textures, light and sound which invokes emotions creating a unique atmosphere for meetings between musicians and music lovers.
Photos by Piotr Krajewski - http://pkrajewski.pl
The first layer is a brick monolith: cut by entrances and windows. The rich, functional program was closed within a simple, logical structure: the outer ring for musicians, the atrium for music lovers and inside – the hall for music – three separated, yet interdependent zones.
The orchestra’s workplace is a four-storey frame with more than 400 rooms including a chamber hall, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, recording studios, a canteen and small hotel.
The atrium is a multi-functional public space. The heart of the establishment is the 1800-seat great concert hall. (source: http://www.nospr.org.pl/en/seat )
A Complete photo shoot of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice for polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage