Henn Architekten to lead redesign of Europe’s largest cultural centre

by Andrew Manns | 01 Nov 2018

German architectural firm Henn Architekten has been tapped to head up the redesign of the Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre.

Henn will spearhead the attraction's expansion, which will see the 30-year-old building gain a rooftop restaurant, multiple learning areas, and a 'cultural stage' atrium, which will feature as a multifunctional gathering and events space and accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

The company nabbed the commission after beating out Stuttgart studios Wulf Architekten and Auer Weber in a competition organised by Munich’s city council.

According to Munich mayor Josef Schmid, who chairs the Gasteig's supervisory board, the council made the decision after being compelled by the "functionality" of Henn’s design, an aspect they believe will help to perpetuate the building’s time-honoured appeal.

Construction on the project is expected to begin in 2021.

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German architectural firm Henn Architekten has been tapped to head up the redesign of the Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre. Henn will spearhead the attraction's expansion, which will see the 30-year-old building gain a rooftop restaurant, multiple learning areas, and a 'cultural stage' atrium, which will feature as a multifunctional gathering and events space and accommodate up to 1,000 guests. The company nabbed the commission after beating out Stuttgart studios
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Henn Architekten to lead redesign of Europe’s largest cultural centre
German architectural firm Henn Architekten have been tapped to head up the redesign of the Gasteig, Europe’s largest cultural centre.