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Pavilion of Four Domes, Wrocław, Poland

Europejski Instytut Miedzi

The Museum of Contemporary Art, a branch of the National Museum, is scheduled to open in the middle of 2016 in the Pavilion of Four Domes exhibition rooms.  The restoration and alteration of the Pavilion of Four Domes, the work of Hans Poelzig, built in 1912-1913, lasted for two years.

During the refurbishment work the building façade was renovated and painted in a colour determined by detailed historical analysis.  The north dome was reinforced and its original decoration restored.  The domes were clad with classic copper.  The building was equipped with modern equipment and windows were replaced.  The interior is painted a clean white. 

The most admired part of the Pavilion is its internal courtyard – it was provided with a glass roof sitting on a huge steel structure, in order to expand the museum's exhibition space.  As a result the National Museum gained 6,246 square metres of additional space. 

The Four Domes Pavilion was designed by Hans Poelzig.  The building construction lasted from 1912-1913.  Since the beginning it has been used for exhibition purposes – in 1913 it hosted a historical exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of the victory over Napoleon.  In 2006 the Pavilion and the Centennial Hall was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Building

Owner: 
Muzeum Narodowe
Completion date: 
2015
Country: 
Poland
Zip code: 
51-618
City: 
Wrocław
Street: 
Wystawowa 4
Location: 

Categories

Applications: 
Domes
Type of building: 
UNESCO world heritage site
Copper used: 
Classic
Estate: 
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Architect

Name, office: 
BeMM Architekci
Address & description: 
ul. Ptasia 19 05-077 Warszawa- Wesoła

Copper contractors

Title: 
Budimex SA
Address & description: 
ul. Stawki 40 01-040 Warszawa

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