Camerimage’s stunning new European Film Centre to be built in Toruń

A spectacular ultra-modern glass design is to be the new face of the prestigious European Film Centre Camerimage.

Based in the picturesque city of Toruń, the new centre will act as an international visiting card for Poland’s film industry, as well as a space to host other exhibitions, cultural and educational events.

Beating off competition from 102 architectural studios from 20 countries, the final design was won by Austrian architectural firm Baymschlager Eberte Lustenau whose cluster of sharp edged glass buildings featuring large windows and spacious wide open-space interiors, impressed the jury.

The head of the competition jury Dr Bolesław Stelmach said: “This design has, in the most attractive way fulfilled the very complex programme specifications in a demanding framework.”

Set to be located in Toruń’s Jordanki, the completed Film Centre will feature a festival centre, a market hall (a trade fair space for film products and technologies), a museum and an art gallery, cinemas, an education centre and a film studio.

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