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In the heart of Gdansk, on the Island of Ołowianka, this is a unique place created by history, art, modern thought and technique. Gdańsk Music and Congress Center - the seat of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic - was established at the beginning of the 21st century in the walls of the historic electrical power and heating plant and in the Royal Granary from 1606.

The complex of the city power plant on the island of Ołowianka was built in the 19th century by Siemens & Halske. The brick building was adorned with a decorative Neo-Gothic facade decorated with rosettes, flanks, turrets and two towers. During the last months of the war, the facility has suffered severe damage. After the war, the electrical power and heating plant was reopened in 1996 the first adaptation works of the new seat of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic began.

The originator of the transformation of industrial facilities into culture is prof. Roman Perucki, Director of PFB. The author of the architectural concept is arch. Marcin Kozikowski. The main criterion of adaptation was to restore the building to its historical form. The location on the island and the associated high level groundwater caused the need to dry the walls of the building and protect them from moisture. All elevations were preserved, but demolition was done in the interior that accommodate the new construction of the concert hall.

The heart of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic is the Music and Congress Hall for 970 people with a central scene in the style of Greek amphitheaters. In addition, there are 7 meeting room, two foyer, car park with open-air stage, „Hotel Królewski” in the old Royal Granary, restaurant, recording studio, musical fountain, avenue of stars and terraces with breathtaking views of the Motlawa and Gdansk old town. It is an excellent example of the innovative transformation of old, historic walls and adaptation to the current needs of the region's residents. The island and old Gdansk will link footbridge next year.