International Conference Center in Katowice is an exceptional place on the business event venue map in Poland. Opened in 2015, it stands out for its post-industrial aesthetics and functional design, serving as a venue for conferences, congresses, exhibitions, trade fairs and shows. Able to accommodate 15 000 visitors, alongside the nearby Spodek Arena, it is one of the largest venues for conferences, exhibitions, and sports and entertainment events in Poland.
I have always admired JEMS Architekci for their moderation and reserve, two qualities sorely lacking in Poland. The ICC, however, is the first building designed by them that I would love to talk about in my lectures, and wish I had it in my portfolio, like most architects in KWK Promes, probably.
Architect, KWK Promes
With its simple, clear and explicit form, the building of the centre was integrated into public space by ensuring links along the important axis that connects the “honorary” plaza in front of the Spodek to the oldest, historic part of town – Bogucice.
Co-author, JEMS Architekci
Today, I feel proud that my Silesia, my Katowice, boasts a congress centre no less functional than similar European facilities. A very rare advantage of this place is also its very convenient location in the centre of the city and the excellent connections it has with the airport and the motorway.
Cardiac surgeon, former Minister of Health, Deputy to the Sejm of the Republic of Poland
The International Congress Centre won a Grand Prix in this year’s edition of the Best Public Space in the Silesian Voivodeship competition.
Fantastic news for music lovers: WOMEX World Music Expo, the prestigious World Music Trade Show will be taking place at the International Congress Centre in October 2017.
The International Congress Centre in Katowice is the winner of the fifth edition of the architectural contest organized by “Polityka” weekly. Located in the heart of the Culture Zone in Katowice, the facility was recognized for its originality and the manner in which it is integrated with the surroundings. This is yet another distinction for one of the most modern Congress centres in Poland.