Centennial Hall World Heritage Site

Multi-purpose hall in Wrocław, Poland

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Centennial Hall
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Centennial Hall after renovation in 2009
Full nameHala Stulecia
Former namesHala Ludowa
LocationWrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland
Coordinates51°06′25″N 17°04′38″E / 51.10694°N 17.07722°E / 51.10694; 17.07722Coordinates: 51°06′25″N 17°04′38″E / 51.10694°N 17.07722°E / 51.10694; 17.07722
OperatorCity Hall Company Ltd. of Wrocław
CapacityBoxing: 11,000
Handball: 8,500
Basketball: 10,000
Volleyball: 10,000
Broke ground1911
Opened20 May 1913
ArchitectMax Berg
Main contractorsDyckerhoff & Widmann AG (Dywidag)
Śląsk Wrocław (Major attendance games)
Official nameCentennial Hall in Wrocław
Criteriai, ii, iv
Designated2006 (30th session)
Reference no.1165
State PartyPoland
RegionEurope and North America

The Centennial Hall (Polish: Hala Stulecia; German: Jahrhunderthalle), formerly named Hala Ludowa ("People's Hall"), is a historic building in Wrocław, Poland. It was constructed according to the plans of architect Max Berg in 1911–1913, when the city was part of the German Empire. Max Berg designed Centennial Hall to serve as a multifunctional structure to host "exhibitions, concerts, theatrical and opera performances, and sporting events."[1] The hall continues to be used for sporting events and concerts.

As an early landmark of reinforced concrete architecture, the building became one of Poland's official national Historic Monuments (Pomnik historii), as designated April 20, 2005, together with the Four Domes Pavilion, the Pergola, and the Iglica. Its listing is maintained by the National Heritage Board of Poland. It was also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.

  1. ^ Cervinkova, Hana; Golden, Julia (2014). Gonzalez, ed. "Centennial Hall in Wroclaw: Re-Envisioning A Protected Urban Landscape Against the Backdrop of Changing European Borders and Identities". Landscape Anthropology in European Protected Areas (Valencia, Spain).

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