Ingarden & Ewý Architects ICE Krakow Concert and congress centre
ICE Krakow Concert and congress centre is Platinum Design Award winner in 2014 - 2015 Architecture, Building and Structure Design Award Category.
ICE Krakow Concert and congress centre

ICE Krakow Congress Centre is a modern venue dedicated to cultural events: music, ballet and theatre performances as well as congresses – comprised of three main halls with 1915, 600, and 300 seats, and a multifunctional conference area of 550 sq.m. Designed at the highest standards of acoustics and mechanics, it surpasses international congress organization norms. An asset of ICE is also its unique location opposite Wawel Castle. The building boasts a glass façade facing the Vistula embankment with the multi-storey foyer offering a panoramic view of Old Krakow.

ICE Krakow Concert and congress centre
Ingarden & Ewý Architects ICE Krakow
Ingarden & Ewý Architects Concert and congress centre
Ingarden & Ewý Architects design
Ingarden & Ewý Architects design
Ingarden & Ewý Architects

Ingarden & Ewý Architects – architecture atelier established in 1998 by Kraków architects Krzysztof Ingarden and Jacek Ewý collaborating for over 20 years, first in JET Atelier, founded in 1991. The domain of Ingarden & Ewý are innovative public building and site designs, notably ICE Kraków Congress Centre (2014), Małopolska Garden of Arts (2012), Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology Center in Kraków conducted in collaboration with Japanese architect Arata Isozaki (1994), the Polish Embassy in Tokyo (2001), the Polish Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Aichi (2005), and plenty of sites in Kraków, including Wyspiański 2000 exhibition and information pavilion (2007), Rondo Business Park office centre (2008), Garden of Experience in the Polish Aviators Park (2008), and Library of the Pontifical University (2010). Besides public architecture, Ingarden & Ewý Atelier developed plenty of unorthodox residential, office, commercial, and industrial designs applauded by architects, investors, and users.

Ingarden & Ewý

Ingarden & Ewý is one of the leading architectural practices in Poland with their office based in Krakow. Krzysztof Ingarden, born in 1957, educated in Poland and Japan, started his career in Tokyo (1984-5) and New York (1986) and is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, AFM Krakow University, as well as the president of Ingarden & Ewý. Jacek Ewý, born in 1957, is the company vice-president and completed his architectural MA degree at Krakow Polytechnics, later practicing in Scotland, Netherlands and Iraq (1989-1990). Both architects have maintained their design partnership from 1989, initially under the name of Jet Atelier and from 1998 - as Ingarden & Ewý. The artistic aim of the design team is the transformation of the ‘local contextual reality’ into contemporary space. This is achieved through the creative use of architectural language, which calls upon the transformation of a wide spectrum of established signs and symbols of the local environment. The design strategy is focused on experimentation and search for new combinations of materials and forms. The team creates innovative architectural expression through a combination of advanced technology with traditional materials, art and craftsmanship. Ingarden & Ewý’s most renown projects include: concert halls (ICE Krakow Congress Centre), museums (Manggha Museum, Gallery Europe – Far East, Krakow), art and exhibition pavilions (Malopolska Garden of Arts - Performing Arts Center & Mediatheque, Krakow; Wyspianski Pavilion 2000, Krakow; Polish Pavilion Expo 2005, Aichi), libraries (Library Papal Academy, Krakow), embassies (Polish Embassy in Tokyo, Embassy of Japan, Warszawa), offices (Rondo Business Park, GP Office Krakow), housing developments, and others.