The Gasteig HP8 (Hans-Preißinger-Straße 8) with Hall E is open daily from 7 AM to 11 PM.
GAiA Deli & News
Daily from Monday to Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and on Sunday 10 AM to 6 PM (adapted to the events). The GAiA Bar on the ground floor of Hall E always opens 2 hours before the event.
Munich City Library in HP8 / Open Library
Opening hours Open Library: Monday to Sunday 7 AM to 11 PM. Service hours: Monday to Friday 10 AM to 7 PM and Saturday 10 AM to 3 PM.
and information desk
Monday to Sunday from 10 AM to 8 PM. Daytime or evening box offices always open one hour before the start of the event.
Munich Adult Education Centre
Enrolment and registration
Monday + Tuesday 9 AM to 1 PM
Wednesday + Thursday 2 to 7 PM
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 will the opening be celebrated?
From October 2021 to October 2022 Gasteig HP8 will be inaugurated with an opening season: In October, the Isarphilharmonie, Hall E and Hall X opened to the public and the Munich Philharmonic started their season with a string of concerts. The Munich City Library presented its premises with several events in November, and in December Gasteig München GmbH presented a themed programme. The University of Music and Performing Arts Munich held a festival weekend in January and the Munich Chamber Orchestra will give two big inaugural concerts in July. The finale will be staged by the Münchner Volkshochschule adult education centre in October 2022.
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 is 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.
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.
From autumn 2021, the Gasteig will move and become the 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 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 functions as the foyer of the Isarphilharmonie and also houses the base for the City Library, along with the Aspekte Galerie, the »Projektor« auditorium, cultural education facilities, a cafe and bar and the central information counter with ticket sales. (Photo © Benedikt Feiten)
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. (Photo © Tobias Hase)
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 is 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 is 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. Read our interview with Florian August to find out more.
GAiA Deli & News
In the reading café Deli & News on the ground floor of Hall E you can expect freshly baked goods, coffee specialities, quick meals, also to take away – everything healthy and light, sensual and fast, regional and sustainable.
The GAiA team will also provide you with break and foyer catering at the bar in Hall E. The GAiA restaurant with terrace is expected to open in spring 2022.
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
- October 2021 – First acoustic rehearsals and the grand opening of 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.« >> Read the whole article
More reports on our explorations of HP8:
»The Gasteig is Obviously Very Welcome Here!«
The Green Island is a Great Place to Be!
»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