Nine years after its opening, the building of the Szczecin Philharmonic was appreciated and awarded. As the only one from Poland, it was included in the list of 200 significant works of architecture in the world. The list was created by the global guide C.guide, authored by the Spanish Foundation of Contemporary Architecture.
The design for the headquarter of the Philharmonic was selected through an international competition in 2007. The Barcelona-based design studio Barozzi/Veiga had the task of creating a suitable space for the philharmonic but also creating a modern building and a kind of icon.
It was inspired by the organ – an instrument popular among many outstanding artists. Its shape refers to the Hanseatic buildings of the city. The Philharmonic stands out by the soaring tops and the aluminium structure of the facade. The construction works lasted three years, and in 2014 the building of the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic in Szczecin was opened.