The International Congress Centre was established in the heart of the Culture Zone, in a new and revitalized space near the iconic Spodek and other unique buildings such as the seat of the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Museum. The architectural design of the International Congress Centre won first place in an international urban architecture competition. The ICC’s winning architecture was designed by JEMS Architekci in Warsaw. The main idea was to channel the modernist architecture of Katowice that together with Spodek would create an appealing recreational area.
Hence the Green Valley that runs through the centre of the ICC, connecting it with Spodek and generating a synergy between the two buildings and the events taking place therein. The ICC terrace overlooking Spodek has become a favourite hang-out for locals. The facility is designed to host up to 15,000 guests; while the spacious, multifunctional hall can host up to 8,000 guests, and can be arranged as needed.