The „Aula Nova” concert hall of the Music Academy in Poznan was distinguished with the Grand Prix award and the title of the „Construction of the Year 2006” in the public utility building category in the „Construction of the Year” contest organised by the Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians (PZiTB).

The “Aula Nova” concert hall, which was awarded the “Construction of the Year” 2006 award, is an investment of the Music Academy of Ignacy Jan Paderewski in Poznan; HOCHTIEF Polska Poz-Building Branch is its General Contractor.

The ceremony of the 17th nationwide „Construction of the Year” (Polish name: “Budowa Roku”) competition, co-organized by the Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Transport and the General Office of Building Control was held on 28 June 2007 at the Building of the Polish Federation of Engineering Associations (NOT) in Warsaw.

The winners received the awards from the Minister for Construction Andrzej Aumiller and the Deputy Minister for Transport Eugeniusz Wrobel.

The purpose of the “Construction of the Year” competition is to promote the Polish construction industry by distinguishing the investors and contractors of the best construction projects in Poland. The buildings which win the contest feature cutting edge technological solutions, top quality and rich functionality as well as leverage the best construction, technological and finishing materials available. Every year, the awards are granted in six categories: residential buildings, industrial and warehouse buildings, office buildings, school and sports buildings, public utility buildings and motorways, expressways, streets and other roads.