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
Authorities in the fields of European and global politics and economics, representatives of Polish ministries and the business milieu, managers of the largest Polish companies - the group of speakers for the tenth anniversary edition of the European Economic Congress has just been joined by important new experts and practitioners. The debates planned between the 14th and 16th May 2018 will focus on such topics as growth and competitiveness prospects, the technological revolution with its present and future outcomes, environmental responsibility and economic cooperation on the free market - all examined in local and global contexts.
Designed by JEMS Architekci, the International Congress Centre in Katowice won the SARP award of the year for the best architectural object built on the territory of Poland in 2015.
The International Congress Centre won a Grand Prix in this year’s edition of the Best Public Space in the Silesian Voivodeship competition.