1/ sale kameralne / sale prób / przestrzenie edukacyjne / rezydencje artystyczne / rama z tarasem spacerowym / kawiarnia / biura
2/ sala prób chór / szatnie / biuro obsługi widzów / toalety
3/ pomieszczenia recepcyjne i wielofunkcyjne / toalety
4/ kasy biletowe / księgarnia muzyczna / kawiarnia / przestrzenie edukacyjne i wielofunkcyjne
5/ Akademia Sinfonia Varsovia / przestrzenie edukacyjne / sala kameralna / sala prób
6/ główna sala koncertowa na 1850 miejsc / sala kameralna / studio nagraniowe / kasy biletowe / kawiarnia / garderoby i ćwiczeniówki muzyków / zaplecze techniczne
7/ rama z tarasem spacerowych
8/ ogród połączony z Parkiem Obwodu Praga AK i ul. Terespolską / fontanna
In the year 2010 an international, two-stage architectural competition was held for the design of a new concert hall for more than 1800 seats together with the architectural development of the property at 272 Grochowska Street. From among the 138 submitted entries, the jury of the competition selected the entry submitted by Atelier Thomas Pucher from Graz. In 2015, in the presence of Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, President of the Capital City of Warsaw, architect Thomas Pucher and Director of the Sinfonia Varsovia Janusz Marynowski signed a contract for the development of design documentation. Design work was completed in April 2021. Schedule for construction works to start in the second half of 2022. Completion of the first stage of construction works and opening of the three front buildings from Grochowska Street will take place in 2025. Completion of the second stage of construction works and opening of the concert hall is planned for the end of 2029.
The objective of the project is to create a new cultural centre for the city of Warsaw, centred around the Sinfonia Varsovia. The centre is intended not only to be an attractive location for the presentation of classical music and other arts, but also a place to spend free time. The fundamental premises of the project also entail the renovation and adaptation of 5 historical buildings of the former Veterinary Institute for the performance of new functions, the construction of the largest concert hall in Poland (1877 seats, comprising a creative integration of shoebox and vineyard designs) together with the creation of a garden and its connection with the park adjacent to the centre. A spectacular “suspended” lattice frame suspended 3 metres above the ground with stairs hidden inside, leading to a terrace at its top forms an integral part of the design.
This is a fascinating, very powerful project. By combining the shoebox and surround designs, Thomas Pucher has achieved a one-of-a-kind concert hall. Rows of seats weave around the hall like ribbons, touching here and there. This makes the orchestra perfectly visible from every seat in the house. This solution achieves the effect of “being in the middle of the music” with flawless acoustics. Every listener in the hall will hear truly high-quality sound.
The Sinfonia Varsovia Orchestra found its own home only in 2010 – the former Veterinary Institute in the historic Kamionek district of Praga Południe, a major district of Warsaw. The property is outlined by Grochowska and Terespolska streets, and to the east lies the Obwodu Praga Armii Krajowej Park. The history of Kamionek, formerly referred to as the hamlet of Kamion harks back to the Middle Ages. It became a part of Warsaw only in 1889.
The Sinfonia Varsovia found its own home only in 2010 – the former Veterinary Institute in the historic Kamionek district of Praga Południe, a major district of Warsaw. The property is outlined by Grochowska and Terespolska streets, and to the east lies the Obwodu Praga Armii Krajowej Park. The history of Kamionek, formerly referred to as the hamlet of Kamion harks back to the Middle Ages. It became a part of Warsaw only in 1889.
The complex of the former Veterinary Institute was built in 1899-1900 in accordance with an historicizing, neo-renaissance design by Vladimir Pokrovsky. Five of the oldest buildings are on the historical heritage register. In the centre of the complex lies the largest, most imposing building. Immediately beyond it, to the north-east, lies the park. The corners of the complex are occupied by single-story pavilions (facing Grochowska Street). There are also two two-story Annexes towards the back of the area. This palace-like layout with a clearly delineated axis is one of its fundamental merits and a major reason for placement on the historical heritage register. The remaining buildings were erected after 1925. They are currently used as office and technical facilities.
Sinfonia Varsovia to czołowa polska orkiestra symfoniczna, ambasador kultury polskiej na całym świecie. Powstała w 1984 roku w oparciu o Polską Orkiestrę Kameralną. Koncertowała pod batutą takich sław jak Yehudi Menuhin, Krzysztof Penderecki czy Marc Minkowski i towarzyszyła takim solistom jak Martha Argerich, Maria João Pires, Nigel Kennedy i Mścisław Rostropowicz. Dyrektorem Artystycznym orkiestry jest najwybitniejszy polski kompozytor Krzysztof Penderecki.
Sinfonia Varsovia is a leading Polish symphony orchestra and an ambassador of Polish culture around the world. It was established in 1984 based on the Polish Chamber Orchestra. It has played under the direction of such famous conductors as Yehudi Menuhin, Krzysztof Penderecki and Marc Minkowski, accompanying equally renowned soloists, includin Martha Argerich, Maria João Pires, Nigel Kennedy and Mstislav Rostropovich.
In 2008 Sinfonia Varsovia became an institution of culture of the Capital City of Warsaw. The Orchestra’s scope of operations also entails artistic, educational and music appreciation activities in the widest sense of the term. For years, the orchestra was deprived of its own home. Rehearsals took place in, among others, the Railway Vocational School and in the Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz “Studio” Centre for the Arts in Warsaw. It found its home in Warsaw’s Kamionek district only in 2010.
With the launching of the project, the Sinfonia Varsovia began a process of internal transformation. It is our dream for the institution to become one with its new home, to draw energy from the wonderful space and advanced infrastructure and its own artistic tradition.