Basic information about the project

The project entitled “Redevelopment of the monumental facility of the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice” is implemented at the expansive Gothic Revival facility of the Academy located at ul. Wojewódzka 33 in Katowice. The building was erected in the years 1899-1901, designed by Albert Weiss, as a building of a construction crafts school. In the 1920s the building housed a pre-war Silesian Sejm. The first historical session of the Silesian Sejm took place here on October 10, 1922.


The project was launched on March 1, 2014 and will be completed on April 30, 2016 using the sources from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area, the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2009-2014 and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage within the scope of the Programme entitled: “Restoration and Redevelopment of Cultural Heritage”. Within the project renovation, construction and restoration works are planned as well as completing the following works at the auditorium:


  1. Renovation of the Bolesław Szabelski Auditorium interior located on the second floor of the building and restoring the monumental polychromies, interior design and fittings,
  2. Purchase and installation of a pipe organ in the auditorium,
  3. Renovation of the roof including the attic ceiling elements of the building and improvement of the natural ventilation,
  4. Restoration works - renovation of the building facade, restoration of main door, replacement and restoration of windows,
  5. Renovation of the building fence.


The project covers renovation and restoration works in the monumental building but its significant aim is also to extend the artistic and academic cooperation with the Norwegian partner, i.e. the University of Bergen. This way, the project will contribute to reinforcing the bilateral cooperation of Poland and the donor country.



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Academy of Music in Katowice
ul. Zacisze 3, 40-025 Katowice (office no. 3)