This project for the new Kulturhaus, a 10,500 m2 concert/events hall and music school complex in Alzenau a small town east of Frankfurt, was invited from the firm by the city as part of an international architectural competition. The Kulturhaus was the key public building set within a new area wide landscape project ”The Kulturpark” which envisaged the reinstatement of former industrial land to create the site for a Garden Festival. Our vision for the Kulturhaus took the form of a pier projecting into the gently sloping river valley. The pier contained a 1,000 seat multi modal concert hall and conference space (2000 standing for events). The music school set across a new forecourt and supporting accommodating running in a curved bar along the town’s roadway edges, connected the pier to the existing street pattern which edges the site.
Materials are bronze and bronze coated aluminium sheet panels.
Client : Stadt Alzenau
Programme: 2009 – 2010
Area : 10,500m2
Budget : €12.5 million