ICE Krakow Congress Centre, Krakow

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All you need to know about the ICE Kraków Congress Centre:

-The ICE Kraków’s design was selected in an international architecture competition. The functional layout and composition of the Congress Centre uses the natural scenic values of the site. Thanks to its undulating roof inclined towards the Vistula River, the form of the building was often compared to a melting ice block. The façade is finished with a mosaic from ceramic tiles in white and red, like the Polish flag, and in various shades of grey. The structure is closed by a glass façade with titanium and zinc elements. Thanks to the effect achieved by the designers (the architecture studio Ingarden & Ewý Architekci, in cooperation with Arata Isozaki & Associates), the Centre smoothly blends with the panorama of the Vistula boulevards and of the city of Krakow as a whole.

-The ICE Kraków has a conference space of more than 36 000 m² – the largest Auditorium Hall can accommodate around 2000 people. The Centre’s guests are also offered the Theatre Hall (600 places), the Chamber Hall (400 places or 2x200 places) as well as a complex of conference rooms of a total floor area of 500 m², which can be separated into smaller spaces via a system of acoustic rooms.

-In addition, the ICE Kraków has 32 multifunctional meeting rooms and a three-tier foyer overlooking Wawel Castle and offering a panoramic view of Krakow. This area is perfectly suited for the function of an exhibition space. A two-level underground car park can accommodate 347 cars.

-ICE Kraków is the city’s new business flagship project, attracting, first of all, the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry. In view of its potential use as a venue for almost every type of event at the ICE Kraków, the Centre enjoys huge interest. 60 days of the Congress Centre’s operation have been booked by the end of 2014, and out of 365 days of 2015, 175 have already been booked.

-The ICE Kraków rooms are planned is planned in such a way that the events can be separated from each other. Thanks to this planning concept, as many as three simultaneous events may be hosted at the Centre, without the need for the guests to interact. This allows for a multiplication of the number of meetings to be held at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre throughout a year.

The Municipality of Krakow is the ICE Kraków investor, and the Krakow Festival Office the Centre’s operator. The project was implemented under the Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013. The total project cost amounted to PLN 357 539 043.63 (co-financing amount: PLN 82 930 000.00). The work began in June 2007 and was completed in October 2014 (as scheduled).
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  • June 22, 2017
    What a beautiful building. Nice contrast with the city. The location is perfect, easy to reach. Acoustics is also good. Really enjoyed by Bryan Ferry
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  • March 2, 2017
    Beautifully designed building, with out doing a great impression, everyone is looking at. Beautiful interior, space, light, glazing. Convenient entrance stairs or an elevator. Good as go to a audytoryjną. Same room doing impressive, spacious, good handle to the seats, lots of leg room, comfortable seating. With every place you can see the stage. Sound propagates pretty well, the sound system is correct. I recommend you go to a concert, because it's worth!
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  • January 29, 2017
    Very nice and modern hotel, comfortable, good parking. The Hall of very good acoustics and comfortable seats. Unfortunately, the rude service breaks down very impressive.
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  • Very modern building near the old town. Inside even better than outside.😊Worth to visit some event there if you have some free time in Krakow.
  • Great conference center near to the old town. Modern and well organized building.
  • I usually like contemporary art, but this did little for me.
  • Was here for degital dragons, love the location and the feel of that area.
  • Poor light's for such new place. Was there on few performances and had issue to see performance due to speakers were on the view way.

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