The Gasteig is moving in autumn 2021 and will be known as Gasteig HP8. While the arts centre in Haidhausen is being renovated, the Gasteig will move lock, stock and barrel into its new home at the Stadtwerke München site at Hans-Preißinger-Straße 4–8 (HP8) in Sendling. Read »Seven Reasons to Look Forward to Gasteig HP8«.
Read on to find out about the new site. As usual, our events calendar has an overview of everything on the programme.
Function Rooms and Auditoriums in Gasteig HP8
This listed building is at the heart of the site in Sendling. Hall E is a red-brick former transformer hall that will become the foyer of the Isarphilharmonie and also house the base for the City Library, along with the Aspekte Galerie, the »Projektor« auditorium, cultural education facilities, a restaurant and the central information counter and ticket sales.
The Isarphilharmonie is a new and modern philharmonic hall for Munich with around 1900 seats. The building was designed by the architects at Gerkan, Marg and Partners (gmp) and the acoustics created by acclaimed Japanese acoustician Yasuhisa Toyota. In addition to the Munich Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra also performs here, as well as all stars and orchestras when they visit Munich. Visitors can enter the Isarphilharmonie on three different levels via the listed Hall E, which also offers foyer areas and intermission bars.
Read the article »There Must Always Be a Touch of Magic« to find out why the acoustics in the Isarphilharmonie are so special.
Everything the Gasteig offers will still be located in one place. Building G will house the rehearsal rooms and classrooms of the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and classes at the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre will be held on the five upper floors of Building K. There will also be a range of auditoriums of various sizes that can be used for different types of event. These include the »Projektor« in Hall E for around 100 people and the Small Hall for around 120 people in Building K, while Hall X will be a multifunctional space for around 250 people that can accommodate theatre, performance, events and film shows.
If you’re interested in holding an event in one of our venues, you can find all the information you need here.
The new HP8 site is designed to make visitors want to linger and savour the atmosphere, and restaurateur Florian August with his team will ensure that they can enjoy the perfect food and drink. »GAiA« will open its doors in Hall E this autumn with a bar and reading cafe »Deli & News«, followed by the restaurant and its terrace by early 2022 at the latest.
Read our interview with Florian August to find out more.
Read articles »Urban Culture« and »Fast, Flexible, Temporary« for exciting background information on the architecture and construction process. The time-lapse film shows the progress on the site since construction began. All the films about the building site are available here.
- October 2020 – Topping-out ceremony in the new cultural powerhouse
- June 2021 – Lord Mayor Dieter Reiter and principal conductor Valery Gergiev tour the building site
- May 2021 – The competition results are out: the site will be called Gasteig HP8 and the concert hall will be the Isarphilharmonie
- The interim Gasteig team is responsible for the planning and construction of the Gasteig in Sendling. Read our two interviews, where team members talk about the pleasures but also the specific challenges involved in their work: »A Terrace on the Isar« and »Colours, Sensations and a Bench in the Sun«.
- Read our interview with site manager Andreas Schmidt: »Our man on the Job«
»More of a Big City Feel« – the Gasteig Community at HP8
»›Herrlich!‹ Having a sign with the word ›Wonderful!‹ over your front door is bound to put your guests in a good mood and is a great welcome to the Hirschhäuser’s spacious film studio loft. There might not be a red carpet, but they do have a well-stocked bar, a pizza vending machine and plenty of quiet corners if you want to chat or concentrate.«
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More reports on our explorations of HP8:
»A Great Village Community With Real Venice Potential«
Diversity in the District
He Paints Where the Gasteig Sendling is Being Created: An Interview with Benjy Barnhart
»You Can Take a Fresh Approach to Art Here!«
Hello Neighbours! Visiting the Studio in Venue F
Gasteig Sendling: Coffee on the Move
Several amateur photographers have been documenting the Sendling site ever since construction work began there – in fact, they arrived even before the first excavator. The reason? A long-term photographic project run by the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education Centre and led by photographer Gérard Pleynet. Meet the photographers and explore their exciting work.
Series 1: Jacqueline Tebcharani
Series 2: Andreas Weimann
Series 3: Kathrin Bild
Series 4: Helmut Wegmeth
Series 5: Maximilian Allwein
Series 6: Thomas Zimmermann
Series 7: Emily Hoyos
Series 8: Simone Stadler
Series 9: Sarah Seifert
Reaching Gasteig HP8 by public transport
By underground, it takes only seven minutes from Marienplatz to the Brudermühlstraße station (U3) and from there about five minutes on foot or one stop by bus (lines 54 and X30). The Schäftlarnstraße/Gasteig HP8 bus stop is directly in front of the entrance to Gasteig HP8. From the Candidplatz underground station (U1), you can also reach Gasteig HP8 by bus (lines 54 and X30). Or you can go by bicycle. There are around 300 bicycle parking spaces on the grounds of Gasteig HP8 as well as an MVG bike rental station.
Reaching Gasteig HP8 by car
If you come by car, there’s a car park at the flower wholesale market (Blumengroßmarkt) next door near Mittlerer Ring, with a shuttle service directly to the Gasteig. There are 198 parking spaces available there. We are also in negotiations about renting further parking spaces in the area of the wholesale market. On the site itself, there will be 15 disabled parking spaces.
Accessibility at Gasteig HP8
As Munich’s cultural centre, the Gasteig is accessible to everyone. There will be 15 disabled parking spaces on site, the buildings and halls have easy access for people with walking disabilities and the auditoriums have sufficient wheelchair spaces. Other measures include induction loop systems for hearing aids and signs that are also suitable for the visually impaired. Read more
When will the Sendling site open?
The Munich Philharmonic will play their first concert in the Isarphilharmonie on 8 October. On the same day, the Munich City Library will open its doors in Hall E – as an open library with a reading café and a unique atmosphere. The multifunctional Hall X will also open then. By March 2022, Gasteig HP8, with all its buildings and the outdoor area, will be ready and fully operational.
How will the opening be celebrated?
From October to the end of March, Gasteig HP8 will be inaugurated with an opening season: In October, the Isarphilharmonie, Hall E and Hall X will open to the public and the Munich Philharmonic will start their season with a string of concerts. The Munich City Library will present its premises with several events in November, and in December Gasteig München GmbH will present a themed programme. The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich will be holding a festival weekend in January and the Munich Chamber Orchestra will plan the programme for February together with the Department of Arts and Culture. The finale in March will be staged by the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre.
What is there at Gasteig HP8?
HP8 will offer the same unique diversity that the Gasteig is known for: culture and education from A to Z, music, theatre, dance, films, exhibitions, courses, books, media, space for reading, learning, eating and drinking and much more will be on offer from a wide range of organisers and institutions. A lot of new discoveries also await at Gasteig HP8: Together with the artists and creatives, start-ups and craftspeople based there, the institutes in the Gasteig will develop new formats. Come and enjoy culture in all its forms of expression among the unique mix of old industrial buildings and modern architecture, tradition and experimentation.
What’s the idea behind the open library concept at Gasteig HP8?
Housed on several levels, the Munich City Library in Hall E invites visitors to an inspiring library experience. As an Open Library, the City Library is open daily from 8 AM to 10 PM, including Saturdays and Sundays! It also boasts a reading café, sonic chairs, media booths, workstations with Wi-Fi, electric pianos and more. For further information, visit the website of the Munich City Library.
What can visitors expect at the Isarphilharmonie?
The Isarphilharmonie in Munich will be a pioneering concert hall with excellent acoustics. The contemporary modular design uses solid wood elements and the interior is panelled atmospherically in dark wood. The sophisticated acoustic design was created by world-renowned expert Yasuhisa Toyota (who designed, among other venues, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie), promising to impress audiences with magical sound experiences.
What about food and drink?
The »GAiA« will move into the listed Hall E with a bar and the »Deli & News« reading café in the autumn. This is also where the intermission catering will be on offer during events at the Isarphilharmonie. By the beginning of 2022 at the latest, the »GAiA« restaurant will open in Building K, complete with terrace and a view of the Isarkanal. Inspired by Gaia, the Greek goddess who personified the Earth, the choice of food and drink focuses on sustainability and on regional and organic products: Gluten-free pinsa, fresh juices, salads, pasta and more.
Why does the Gasteig need temporary premises?
For the renovation of the Gasteig in Haidhausen, the building must be completely emptied. To provide people with continued convenient access to the Gasteig’s offerings, an ideal interim location was found: the site at Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8 (HP8) in Sendling.
Why is the location called Gasteig HP8?
The name Gasteig HP8 is derived from the site’s address, Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8 and is the result of a naming competition, in which anyone living in Munich was able to participate. The aim was to find a quick and catchy name that highlights the feeling of community with the creatives, start-ups and craftspeople already based there.
How long will the Gasteig remain in Sendling?
As long as the Gasteig in Rosenheimer Straße is being renovated, you will find all things culture and education at Gasteig HP8.