MAJOR UPGRADE OF PKiN CONGRESS HALL
On October 15, 2014 PKiN Congress Hall started a refurbishment project to meet fire safety requirements. The hall and its interiors are being upgraded to new standards. The fire safety system in the building requires re-work across electric, acoustic, sanitary, ventilation and technical systems of the stage and the audience arena. This broad engagement also includes disassembly of spectator seats.
Marz 2015. The video shows the current stage of the Congress Hall works.
According to initial plans, only the stage and audience area were supposed to be repaired, however extensive damage caused by years of heavy use required a comprehensive replacement of all wooden mosaic floors in the general zones, as well. The extra scope of works was also coordinated with the Historic Preservation Office of Warsaw.
August 2015. The video shows the current stage of the Congress Hall works.
September 2015.The video shows the current stage of the Congress Hall works.
The video shows the current stage of the Congress Hall works.
November 2015.The video shows the current stage of the Congress Hall works.
All works are coordinated with and supervised by the Historic Conservation Office. Some of the historic restoration and preservation works will be carried out based on dedicated heritage permits and decisions of the Historic Conservation Office of Warsaw, including a curtain-like acoustic screen above the stage and a decorative chandelier in the middle of the ceiling suspended above the spectator zone. All 29 historic chandeliers in the mezzanine behind columns are also professionally refurbished.
120 original banquet chairs in the Congress Hall as well as 30 banquet benches were restored, as well. Their condition before and after the preservation works is compared in the below photos.
Finally, the entire facility of the Congress Hall will be up to the latest fire safety and technical standards, with all historic features and its unique character preserved intact, because PKiN has been a registered monument since 2007.
This construction project is one of the most comprehensive and extensive ones in the history of PKiN.