Tomasz Konior

Tomasz Konior

Architect, Owner

Konior Studio

Architect and urban planner. Graduate of the Faculty of Architecture at the Cracow University of Technology. In 2019 he defended his doctoral thesis entitled. "Evolution of public space in buildings for music". Since 1995, he has been running his own architectural office Konior Studio. He is the author of more than 200 buildings, mainly public buildings. He has won special recognition for his buildings for music, including the "Symphony" Center for Science and Music Education in Katowice, the headquarters of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Katowice with a large concert hall recognized by the ECHO organization as one of the best in Europe, the Music School Complex no. 1 in Warsaw, and the Brno Philharmonic. He is currently designing the New Campus of the Academy of Music in Krakow after winning a competition in 2021. His most recent, award-winning project is the new reading rooms of the National Library in Warsaw, which received, among other awards, the Grand Prix in the Warsaw Mayor's Architectural Award competition and a nomination for the Mies Van der Rohe European Architecture Award. Tomasz Konior has received more than 80 architectural and individual awards. Among the most important awards are: Leonardo Award (2007), International Union of Architects Award (2008) SARP Award of the Year (2008), Zygmunt Majerski Medal (2010), Silver Medal for Merit to Culture Gloria Artis (2014), Iconic Awards, IDA Awards, A' Design Award (2021).

He is a member of the Chamber of Architects of the Republic of Poland and the Association of Polish Architects SARP.

He is a co-founder of the Institute of the Contemporary City. He is involved in social initiatives to protect the environment (LIBRA Association) and promote music (Katowice Natura Culture Association).

Enthusiast of the city and classical music. Passionate about cats and modern art.

Participates in the sessions:

Everlasting design. Timeless architecture. To live to the age of the Empire State Building and still be as hot as a Barcelona chair

The mega-city in Silesia: How to build a metropolis on the foundations of the GZM so as to make it coherent in terms of urban development?

Trends in the design of commercial and residential property and public buildings