Centennial Hall in Wrocław

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationSilesia Region, Lower Silesian Voivodship
CoordinatesN51 6 25.01 E17 4 37.25
Inscription Date2006
Property (ha)37
Buffer Zone (ha)190
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius
CriteriaTo exhibit an important interchange of human values - over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world - on developments in architecture or technology; monumental arts; town-planning or landscape design
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
All ThreatsMajor visitor accommodation and associated infrastructure
All ThreatsManagement activities
All ThreatsManagement systems/ management plan
Unesco Reference Number1165
State of Conservation Reporthttp://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&id_site=1165
DescriptionThe Centennial Hall, a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture, was erected in 1911-1913 by the architect Max Berg as a multi-purpose recreational building, situated in the Exhibition Grounds. In form it is a symmetrical quatrefoil with a vast circular central space that can seat some 6,000 persons. The 23m-high dome is topped with a lantern in steel and glass. The Centennial Hall is a pioneering work of modern engineering and architecture, which exhibits an important interchange of influences in the early 20th century, becoming a key reference in the later development of reinforced concrete structures.
StatusWorld Heritage Site