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Poznań Arena to be reconstructed

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POLAND Work on the reconstruction of the Poznań Arena sport hall is to start in H1 this year in an investment of PLN 100 mln

The investor Poznań International Fair has been granted a building permit and is currently looking for a general contractor. The centre, which was originally built in the 70s is to retain its form but is to be totally rebuilt and enlarged so that it can seat up to 6,500 people with standing room for 9,000 at concerts. The design is by CDF Architekci studio with interiors by Poznań-based Dot. The new building will retain the original minimalist style with a façade made of glass, concrete and steel. “When designing the architecture, we wanted to combine the past with the present day,” says Karol Fiedor, the CEO of the CDF Architekci design studio, and he adds, “the modernisation and extension of Arena brings a new standard of quality to the city for the next few decades.” The building will be accessible for those with disabilities and the entrance from plac Olimpijski square is to be remodelled to resemble an amphitheatre. The square is to be open every day and will provide space for street art and cultural events. The centre will be suitable for holding international events will be able to hold sporting events in the rank of European championships.

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