Asseco Poland to Upgrade the Historic Centennial Hall in Wrocław
The Building Automation and Data Center Division of Asseco Poland won a prestigious contract in Wrocław. The contract value is PLN 8.9 million (net of VAT).
The Building Automation and Data Center Division of Asseco Poland won a prestigious contract. Our specialists were entrusted with setting up all the required electrical and teletechnical installations, ventilation and air-conditioning automation systems as well as Building Management Systems in the historic Centennial Hall in Wrocław. The contract value is PLN 8.9 million (net of VAT).
This project is a part of a larger investment called "The Centennial Hall in Wrocław – Center for Innovation in Architecture and Construction" executed under a public procurement contract where the General Contractor is Katowickie Przedsiębiorstwo Budownictwa Przemysłowego BUDUS SA, including reconstruction of the Centennial Hall interior. The tender was announced by Wrocławskie Przedsiębiorstwo Hala Ludowa Sp. z o.o. in Wrocław. Subsequently, under the tendering procedure, BUDUS SA chose the offer submitted by Asseco Poland SA to implement a portion of the contract.
– Being entrusted with installation work in such a historic structure is undoubtedly a recognition. Nonetheless, we are aware of quite a large challenge ahead of us. We will use our best efforts and engineering expertise to carry out the project with no harm to the historical features of the hall. Because the investment is localized in the strict monument preservation zone, we will be in touch with the City Monuments Conservator – says Tadeusz Kij, Director of the Building Automation and Data Center Division at Asseco Poland SA.
The Centennial Hall, also referred to as the People's Hall, is the most famous modernist building in Wrocław. The origin of both names is related to the proclamation To My People (An Mein Volk) made by King Frederick William III of Prussia in Wrocław in 1813, in which he called upon public resistance against Napoleon's occupation. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of that event, the hall hosted a special exhibition. The great Centennial Exhibition was staged on the grounds adjacent to Szczytnicki Park. The hall was designed by Wrocław city architect Max Berg as part of the competition for development of the exhibition area. Built at a cost of 1.9 million marks, the huge Centennial Hall was a pioneering structure both in terms of architecture and engineering – for the first time reinforced concrete was used on such a broad scale. In 2006 this landmark was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
At present the Centennial Hall undergoes an intensive revitalization program which is co-financed from the EU funds. The building façade, windows and roof covering were all repaired last year. Now the time has come to reconstruct the interior. It is intended that the interior’s condition of 1913 is restored as fully as possible; however, at the same time, the hall will be equipped with state-of-the-art technologies so that it could serve miscellaneous functions.
The installation work performed by Asseco Poland specialists in the Centennial Hall will last till the end of June 2011.