Centennial Hall Location City: Wroclaw, Poland

A multi-use World Heritage UNESCO listed building

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Wroclawskie Przedsiebiorstwo Hala Ludowa Sp. z o.o.


Key Info

Refubishment of an entertainment, performance and exhibition hall with back of house areas. The space under the central dome is 65m in diameter and 42m high
Completed in 2011
Key award:
Winner of the Best Architectural Completion 2011 - Beautiful Wroclaw Competition

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Recreating history

Originally constructed according to the plans of Max Berg in 1911-13, Centennial Hall was an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture. As a symbol of the city of Wroclaw, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.

Improved acoustic performance

On completion of the very complex renovation works, sound experts praised the improvement in acoustic qualities of the main hall.

Chapman Taylor re-arranged the interiors (public spaces and back-of-house), modifying the functional aspects and increased seating numbers from 6,500 to 10,000, all within the constraints of very strict conservation requirements.

Rafal Giersz

Director, Warsaw

Rafal has worked on several major retail-led projects, using his excellent retail design knowledge to enhance schemes. He has also been involved in developing our business in the retail and leisure sectors.

He joined Chapman Taylor's London studio in December 2006, transferring to the Warsaw studio, in Poland, in April 2007, where he became Director in 2020.

Rafal is focused on using his skills to strengthen the Warsaw studio’s capabilities in producing world-class architectural design.

Areas of Expertise:

Retail / Leisure


Best Architectural Completion 2011 -  Beautiful Wroclaw Competition
Best Architectural Completion 2011 - Beautiful Wroclaw Competition
Winner -  Top 10 Municipal Investments 2012
Winner - Top 10 Municipal Investments 2012
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