The building

Virtual tourguide of the Philharmonic



The idea to build a new hall for the Philharmonic in the place where the old Concert Hall (Konzerthaus) used to be located came about in 2004. The musicians needed larger and more modern space as the institution had grown out of the then occupied wing of the City Hall. The citizens of Szczecin saw the placing of the new concert hall at the intersection of Małopolska and Matejki streets as having symbolic importance to the musical history of the town. Three years later a contest to present the idea of a new Philharmonic was opened. From among the offers of forty four studios from all around the world, the jury chose the project designed by Barozzi/Veiga studio from Barcelona.

The ice-like shape of the building was hailed the new icon of the city already in the first stage of the works, and the Internet portal bryla.pl recognised it as one of the most interesting investments in the country. The project also won the first prize in the prestigious Eurobuild Awards 2014 contest as Architectural Design of the Year. The architects did their best to take into consideration the context of the project. The building stands out from its surroundings thanks to its bold lines and lightness but also forms a coherent whole with the neo-gothic buildings around.

The interior of the Philharmonic hides more than 12 000 square metres of space in four storeys, which include a symphonic hall, a chamber hall, rehearsal halls, music shop, cafe, spacious foyer, artists’ dressing rooms, storage rooms for instruments and offices.

The symphonic hall, also known as the Sun Hall, may accommodate nearly 1000 people. The magnificent acoustics of the Sun Hall originates from special geometry of the walls and ceiling, developed by the architects together with Dr. Higini Arau, a specialist in architectural acoustics from Barcelona. All parameters of the symphonic hall (strength, uniformity of sound, delay and lateral energy fractions) produce an effect comparable to the model of such undertakings – the concert hall Musikverein in Vienna.

In the chamber hall – designed for 192 people – the reverberation time is compliant with the project to the hundredth of a second. This is why this hall is known as the “acoustical gem”.

Every day the white facade of the Philharmonic may light up in hundreds of colours in various compositions. The grand opening of the new hall took place at the inauguration of the 2014/2015 artistic season.


VIDEOS AND PHOTOS
June 2021
01JUNtu, 11:00
05JUNsa, 11:00
Filharmonia Szczecin OnlineRaniutto – Sensorkifree online premieredla dzieci w wieku 1-6 lat
05JUNsa, 19:00
BRILLANTE | LiveFilharmoniaKrzysztof Herdzin & Motion Trioconcert with audience / paid online broadcast
08 JUN, tu, 19:00 - KROKE [PRZENIESIONY Z 26.05.2021 NA 08.06.2021]koncert zewnętrzny
09JUNwd, 17:00
Festiwal Słyszę Dobre Dźwięki Jak brzmi Szczecin?wernisaż
09JUNwd, 19:00
FILM-HARMONYBuster Keaton according to Matan Porat concert with audience
10JUNth, 17:00
Festiwal Słyszę Dobre DźwiękiZwiedzanie FilharmoniiSight-seeing
11JUNfr, 19:00
Festiwal Słyszę Dobre DźwiękiŻywiołyconcert with audience
12JUNsa, 12:00
Festiwal Słyszę Dobre DźwiękiMiasteczko Dobrych Dźwiękówhappening w holu
13JUNsn, 17:00
Festiwal Słyszę Dobre DźwiękiEkoncert - głębia morskiej ciszyrodzinny koncert z publicznością / bezpłatna transmisja online
14 JUN, mn, 19:00 - 30-LECIE NAGRODY ARTYSTYCZNEJkoncert zewnętrzny
15JUNtu, 11:00
Filharmonia Szczecin OnlineDoNuta w temacie online free online premiere
16JUNwd, 19:00
BALTIC GUITAR DAYS I Hope 2021 concert with audience
TOMORROW18 JUNfr, 19:00
GRANDIOSO | LiveFilharmoniaZakończenie sezonuconcert with audience / paid online broadcast
19JUNsa, 11:00
Filharmonia Szczecin OnlineRaniutto – Sensorkifree online premieredla dzieci w wieku 1-6 lat
19JUNsa, 17:00
Szczecin Young Percussionconcert with audience
20 JUN, sn, 20:00 - NATALIA PRZYBYSZ – MTV UNPLUGGEDkoncert zewnętrzny
21JUNmn, 19:00
MISTERIOSO | Filharmonia Szczecin OnlineViolin Quintet I Mariusz Patyrafree online premiere
22JUNtu, 11:00
Filharmonia Szczecin OnlineDoNuta w temacie online free online premiere
25JUNfr, 19:00
27JUNsn, 19:00
MISTERIOSO | Filharmonia Szczecin OnlinePhilharmonics play chamber I DOPPLERfree online premiere
July 2021
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