Bild zeigt Innenraum der Philharmonie Sendling

Isarphilharmonie

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The Gasteig is on its way to become the Gasteig HP8. During the renovation of the cultural centre in Haidhausen, the entire well-known Gasteig programme will find a new home on the Stadtwerke München site at Hans-Preißinger-Strasse 8 (HP8) in Sendling.

Since October 2021, the Isar Philharmonic provides Munich with a modern venue with space for around 1,900 visitors. It does not only appeal to classical concert audiences, but will also serves as an experimental and workshop space, inviting audiences to try out new formats. A high-ranking team was engaged for the conception: the internationally renowned architects von Gerkan, Marg und Partner (gmp) as well as Yasuhisa Toyota, one of the best acousticians in the world.

»People around the world should know that there is a great new hall in Munich.«
Daniil Trifonov in »Why Daniil Trifonov thinks Munich’s new hall is the best«, slippedisc.com

The room dimensions, the arrangement of the tiers and the position of the stage ensure excellent acoustics and an intimate atmosphere. Dark glazed wood, scattered dimmable spots on the stage – the atmosphere is meant to be concentrated and mystical. The dark wood and textile seating further emphasises the intimate mood. A sharp contrast is provided by the stage floor, which is made of light wood. It was also important to the architects to create a strong spatial relationship between the audience and the artists - an effect that was achieved through the shaping of the hall and the use of permeable elements, such as the steel mesh covering of the balustrade.

»Die neue, innen so edel wie wohnzimmerlich schwarze Isarphilharmonie, der schönste Darkroom der Stadt also, die ist ein Coup.«
(The new Isarphilharmonie, the most beautiful »darkroom« in the city, with an interior that is as classy as it is living-room black, is a coup.)
Markus Thiel »Liebe auf den ersten Blick«, Münchner Merkur

You can read about what is special about the acoustics of the Isarphilharmonie in the article »There Must Always Be a Touch of Magic«.

The foyer of the Isarphilharmonie is formed by the striking Hall E, a former warehouse for electricity transformers from the 1920s. It has been completely renovated, but has retained its unique industrial charm. Brick on the outside, spacious and bright on the inside with a large glass roof. Even the old cargo crane still hangs under the ceiling. On the ground floor it is a lively foyer with the »GAiA Deli & News« reading café, the »GAiA Bar«, information and ticket counters and the auditorium »Projektor«. As the Open Library of the Munich City Library, the upper floors are open to everyone from 7:00 in the morning until 23:00 at night.

Further information for organisers is available here.