Music centre planned in Chopin birthplace
PR dla Zagranicy
The National Fryderyk Chopin Institute and the Association of Polish Architects have announced an international competition for the design of an International Music Centre to be located close to Chopin’s birthplace in Żelazowa Wola, some 50 km west of Warsaw.
Fryderyk Chopin. Photo courtesy of the Polish Institute in Paris.
The design must ensure the new facility blends in with the famous Polish composer’s family manor, which is the focal point of the historic park-and-garden complex that surrounds it, and with the local landscape.
The International Music Centre in Żelazowa Wola is to include a concert hall, recording studios, as well as educational and conference facilities.
The competition's international jury is made up of leading architects, including Tomasz Konior, the designer of a new hall for the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice, southern Poland, and Chopin scholars.
Fryderyk Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola on 1 March, 1810.