function: public utility
area: 4 765 m²
date: 2005 – 2007
location: Poland, Kielce
Kadzielnia Amphitheater in Kielce draws inspiration from antic traditions of Greek theaters dug out of the rock. Object set into landscape of former limestone quarry, which central part is situated in the geological preserve. Project is resultant of architectural, engineering and sculpture aspects and is adapted to the examples of reclamation of extinct stone mines reflecting to ideology of Eden Project.
Main aim of investment was rebuilding of existing objects, which has operated in unchanged forme since 1971. Designed contemporary infrastructure suits to all technical and organizing constraints which allow realization of wide verity of artistic spectacles.
Similar idea of the roof structure can be find in Kufstein’s Amphitheatre and Warsaw National Stadium. Unique in the Kadzielnia amphitheatre structure is, that retractable roof is not built on a closed system, but on the circular section.