Centennial Hall Location City: Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclawskie Przedsiebiorstwo Hala Ludowa Sp. z o.o.


A multi-use World Heritage UNESCO listed building

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Key Info

Refubishment of an entertainment, performance and exhibition hall with back of house areas. The space under the central dome is 65m in diameter and 42m high
Completed in 2011
Key award:
Winner of the Best Architectural Completion 2011 - Beautiful Wroclaw Competition

Recreating history

Originally constructed according to the plans of Max Berg in 1911-13, Centennial Hall was an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture. As a symbol of the city of Wroclaw, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.

Improved acoustic performance

On completion of the very complex renovation works, sound experts praised the improvement in acoustic qualities of the main hall.

Chapman Taylor re-arranged the interiors (public spaces and back-of-house), modifying the functional aspects and increased seating numbers from 6,500 to 10,000, all within the constraints of very strict conservation requirements.

Aleksandra Zentile-Miller (MA Dip Arch RIBA SARP)

Director, Warsaw

Aleksandra (Alex) has extensive experience working on a wide range of projects in the UK, the CEE region and internationally.

She joined Chapman Taylor in 1987 and, since the early 1990s, has focused on Central and Eastern European projects. Alex was instrumental in Chapman Taylor’s Warsaw studio opening in 1999, and she is now responsible for its business development.

Alex is the President of the Polish Council of Shopping Centres, an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centres and a British-Polish Chamber of Commerce Member.

Alex speaks Polish, English, French and Russian.

Area of Expertise:

Retail / Mixed-use / Masterplanning


Best Architectural Completion 2011 -  Beautiful Wroclaw Competition
Best Architectural Completion 2011 - Beautiful Wroclaw Competition
Winner -  Top 10 Municipal Investments 2012
Winner - Top 10 Municipal Investments 2012
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