The cult \"Spodek\" is a sports and entertainment hall. It is an icon of Katowice and one of the most recognizable architectural structures in Poland. This extremely bold structure was created 49 years ago and it still impresses with its shape.
Wojciech Gwizdak , Konrad Wojtasik , Amelia Ślewa
The architects who designed the Spodek were selected in 1959 in a competition announced by the Association of Polish Architects. The team of designers from the Office of Studies and Typical Designs of Industrial Construction from Warsaw included the architects: Maciej Gintowt and Maciej Krasiński. The author of the structure of the Spodek was prof. Eng. Wacław Zalewski, a genius constructor, author of the construction of the Katowice railway station and the Warsaw Supersam. A collaborator of prof. Zalewski was Andrzej Żórawski. An ardent supporter of building a modern hall in the center of Katowice was the Silesian voivode, General Jerzy Ziętek, who wanted it to be a symbol of the city. It was opened in 1971. The hotel was modernized through a competition in 2017. and the winner was an architectural studio from Kielce - 2G STUDIO MSc. arch. Wojciech Gwizdak. The toilets in the building are equipped with Roca products.
Discover the collections used in this project
A design ideal for complex and virtually impossible spaces that adapts perfectly and faces up to the challenges posed by modern-day interiors to achieve a maximum adaptability whose only contribution is positive, without compromising on design.
Two ostensibly conflicting objectives, converge in harmony in this collection: aesthetics and economy. Pieces wrought in several dimensions so that they adapt to all spaces. A contemporary and perfectly-proportioned design that blends subtely into all types of spaces.
A collection aimed at groups with reduced mobility who seek ergonomic, versatile and sophisticated solutions for the bathroom space. Quality, functionality and design at the service of wellness, comfort and convenience for all needs.
This line of timer faucet with an advanced design is suitable for public or semi-public spaces that aim to differenciate themselves: hotels, VIP areas, etc. Ergonomic shapes of this collection avoid water splashes on the shelf and taken together comprise a highly integrated and elegant design. Due to the SOFT push button, this line is a user-friendly solution for elderly people and children.
A warm and welcoming atmosphere for a design that has found the perfect balance between comfort and functionality. Where the collection is concerned, simplicity defines every line in a proposal that adapts to any bathroom space, where well-being is the only raison d'être.
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