Multi-storey car park in the center of Katowice
A consortium of ARPA Jerzy Gurawski and SKI Studio Błażej Szurkowski has been selected to design a multi-storey car park in Katowice, which is to be built by 2023 in the Katowice Culture Zone.
– We have adopted a schedule that takes into account the investment realities. Our next steps are negotiations with the contractor of the concept, design works, which will take about 6 to 9 months, and then a tender for the selection of a contractor and construction works. We must also take into account the fact that in 2022 Katowice will host the World City Forum – a huge event that, like the Climate Summit, will affect the accessibility of the Culture Zone. Taking all these issues into account, the car park should be ready by the end of 2023 – says Janusz Olesiński, president of the KTBS Social Housing Society in Katowice.
KTBS carries out the investment for which it is planned to take out a loan. The value of the project is estimated at approximately PLN 70 million.
The main financial assumption of the competition was the maximum cost of one parking space in the planned car park, set at PLN 46,5000 net and the cost of the entire planned investment may not exceed PLN 70 million at prices and rates applicable on the date of announcement. Thanks to the implementation of the car park, the number of places in the culture zone will increase from about 670 to over 1500.
The competition was divided into two stages. 159 participants were qualified for the competition. In the first stage (study studies), 70 works were submitted, of which 5 were qualified for the second stage (competition works). The jury awarded all 5 works – 3 prizes and 2 honorable mentions were awarded.
The winner of the competition was the consortium of ARPA Jerzy Gurawski and SKI Studio Błażej Szurkowski, who, in the opinion of the competition jury, best met the objectives of the competition.
Source: UM Katowice