The Bavarian government wants to make a decision about the location of the new concert hall in the current year. The best option is the Werksviertel near Munich Ostbahnhof, because there a prompt realization is possible – already until 2020 the long-desired concert hall can be finished here. At the event at Nachtkantine owner Werner Eckart and architect Johannes Ernst present their planning.
The concept links concert hall, chamber orchestra, conservatory and living space for musicians. Werksviertel has the best conditions therefore. This opinion is also shared by artists, above all Mariss Jansons. In a video statement he declared himself in favour for the Werksviertel: “In the Werksviertel, ideas such as a park for the citizens, a primary school, hotels, offices and gastronomy are no pipe dreams. A development plan has been submitted and is waiting for approval, a financial as well as an operator concept exists. Likewise, no old stock has yet to be removed.”
Gerhard Matzig of the Süddeutsche Zeitung is convinced: “This location ist he big deal. With the concert hall in the Werksviertel Munich regains connection to modernity.” Approval comes also from the association Konzerthaus München e.V. Its vice chairman Robert Röthel emphasizes the vibrancy of the location: “People of all ages and from all social classes find an approach to music here.