Polish railways PKP launched a very large program to restore its equipment. The heart of this issue is to rethink the flows and function of those sites. The rehabilitation of the Katowice station (the 2nd city in Poland) led to a competition gathering 17 worldwide teams. SUD’s project was the only one planning to keep the historical architecture and therefore won.
The partnership with a private investor has allowed the deployment of a larger programme of shops, services and entertainment activities around this project, thus restoring the attractiveness of the historic centre of Katowice.
Urban design study of a 6.7-ha site, demolition-reconstruction of the historic station, creation of an underground coach station, design and development of a shopping and leisure centre, redistribution of roads and public spaces...
Shopping centre: 47,000 sq m./GLA
Shops: 21,000 sq m.
Underground carpark: 42,000 sq m. and 1,200 spaces
Train station: 8,000 sq m.
Underground bus station: 4,000 sq m. and 10 platforms
Shops, bars and restaurants: 250
Delivery Date: 2013
Surface area: 160,000 sq m
Amount: €200 million
Multiplex: 8 rooms, 1,440 seats
SUD Architectes/SUD Polska
Architectural follow-up and construction site supervision