Lublin Congress Centre
Lublin is Poland’s biggest city east of the Vistula and an important centre in eastern Poland. Being home to five universities, it is also a major hub for young people and academics. Covering some 48,800 cubic metres, the newly constructed conference centre is yet another flagship building and a generously sized space for hosting trade fairs, events, meetings and exhibitions. The corner building features an impressive, curved glass facade that gives visitors a view of the round tower inside and a light-flooded foyer with ample greenery. Like the wing following the course of the road, the tower’s top storeys are clad in natural-yellow terracotta panels that are installed in a uniform horizontal arrangement and accentuated with dark metal strips that stretch across the entire height of the floor. These are reflected in the wall cladding in the building interior, too.