Planners Appointed for the Gasteig’s Interim Philharmonic Hall
Monday, April 30, 2018
The Gasteig Munich GmbH, Germany's largest cultural center, commissioned Architects von Gerkan, Marg and Partners and acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota to build the interim philharmonic hall in Munich-Sendling.
Starting at the end of 2020, the Gasteig and all its institutions and users will be accommodated on the grounds of Stadtwerke München (Munich’s public utility company) on Hans-Preißinger-Strasse, when the cultural center on Rosenheimer Strasse is completely renovated. As the general planner, the architecture practice gmp will construct a temporary concert hall on the public utility’s site in Munich-Sendling and convert the former transformer hall, which is protected as a historic monument.
The modular interim concert hall will have 1,800 seats and meet all the requirements for a concert hall with excellent acoustics. Concert visitors will enter the hall via the converted transformer hall, which will also house the cloakrooms, bars and the philharmonic hall’s foyer. The levels of the old building will merge smoothly into the new building.
An outstanding architectural practice and one of the best acousticians in the world – a real dream team," says Max Wagner, Managing Director of Gasteig Munich GmbH. "We are proud that with our limited resources we were able to win two internationally renowned offices. For us, the anticipation is rising.”
Read the full announcement.