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Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia

Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The Centennial Hall (German: Jahrhunderthalle) was built in Wrocław when the city was part of the German Empire, during this period the city was called Breslau. The Centennial Hall was constructed in 1912-1913. After Wrocław had become part of Poland according to the Potsdam Conference in 1945, the hall was renamed Hala Ludowa (Peoples Hall). It was built to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig. The Centennial Hall is a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture. The dome of the Centennial Hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the time of its construction. It was the largest dome built since the dome of the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. The dome of the Centennial Hall is 69 meter in diameter and 42 meter high. The Centennial Hall is a recreation centre, it could accommodate 7000 people. After renovation in 2010, the hall can accommodate 10,000 people. The artificial pond outside the Centennial Hall becomes a popular ice rink in winter. Nowadays the Centennial Hall is called Hala Stulecia, the Polish translation of the original name Hala Ludowa, Hall of the People. The Centennial Hall in Wrocław gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2006.

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Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the Centennial Hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the...

Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the Centennial Hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the time of its construction in 1912-19130. The hall was built to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of Nations, in 1813. The grounds include a monumental concrete pergola and an enormous pond with a fountain, called the Multimedia Fountain. The pond in front of the Centennial Hall becomes a popular ice rink in winter. The Centennial Hall in Wrocław was declared an UNESCO World Heritage.

  1. Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the Centennial Hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the...

    Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the Centennial Hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the time of its construction in 1912-19130. The hall was built to commemorate the Battle of Leipzig, also known as the Battle of Nations, in 1813. The grounds include a monumental concrete pergola and an enormous pond with a fountain, called the Multimedia Fountain. The pond in front of the Centennial Hall becomes a popular ice rink in winter. The Centennial Hall in Wrocław was declared an UNESCO World Heritage.

  2. Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The 96 metres high metal sculpture Iglica towers high above the Centennial Hall. The Iglica was built in 1948 to...

    Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The 96 metres high metal sculpture Iglica towers high above the Centennial Hall. The Iglica was built in 1948 to celebrate the regaining control over the 'Regained Territories' after WWII. The Iglica was 106 metres tall, the top 10 metres of Iglica were removed after renovation. The Centennial Hall (German: Jahrhunderthalle) was built in Wrocław, when the city was part of the German Empire. After Wrocław had become part of Poland, according to the Potsdam Conference in 1945, it was renamed Hala Ludowa.

  3. Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - Centennial Hall in Wrocław survived two world wars. The Centennial Hall is a recreation centre and could accommodate 7,000 people. After...

    Centennial Hall in Wrocław survived two world wars. The Centennial Hall is a recreation centre and could accommodate 7,000 people. After renovation in 2010, the hall now can accommodate 10,000 people. The Polish-born Pope John Paul II held services in the Centennial Hall during his visit in 1997. Nowadays, the Centennial Hall is called Hala Stulecia, the Polish translation of the original name Hala Ludowa, Hall of the People. The Centennial Hall in Wrocław was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2006.

  4. Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - The central dome of the Centennial Hall in Wrocław.  The Centennial Hall was designed by Max Berg, at the time the city architect of...

    The central dome of the Centennial Hall in Wrocław.  The Centennial Hall was designed by Max Berg, at the time the city architect of Wrocław. The dome of the Centennial Hall is 69 metres in diameter and is 42 metres high. The dome of the Centennial Hall was the largest dome in the world at the time of its construction, the dome was made of reinforced concrete. The Centennial Hall became a key reference for the development of reinforced concrete buildings in the 20th century.

  5. Centennial Hall in Wrocław - Hala Stulecia - Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the time...

    Centennial Hall in Wrocław: The dome of the hall was made of reinforced concrete and was the largest dome in the world at the time of its construction. It was also the largest dome built since the dome of the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier. The dome was modeled on the Festhalle Frankfurt. The Centennial Hall is a landmark in the history of reinforced concrete architecture. The Centennial Hall is still in use for special events, sporting events and concerts.