David Chipperfield Designs German Concert Hall

David Chipperfield Designs German Concert Hall

David Chipperfield Architects is preparing to break ground on a new concert hall in Künzelsau, Germany. Planned for a hillside site south of the city, the quaint "Carmen Würth Forum" will add a new event hall and a chamber music hall to the area by 2017. In the project's second phase, a conference center and museum for the Würth art collection will be added.

"The building is embedded in the landscape, characterized by expansive meadows and fields, which it integrates as an architectural theme," says Chipperfield.

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"Two retaining walls made of bush-hammered, in-situ concrete frame a forecourt in front of the main entrance to the building. This square serves as a forum for diverse outdoor events, such as open-air concerts. The main entrance leads into the naturally lit foyer, from where the large event hall is accessed. While the lower level of the hall is sunk into the earth, the upper gallery level, which is glazed on all sides, rises above the highest point of the terrain. The event hall provides space for 3,500 people and can be used for a diverse range of events, including sporting events. The trussed steel construction of the ceiling spans column-free over the entire length of the hall.

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© David Chipperfield Architects

"The more intimate chamber music hall seats up to 500 people. From the outside this smaller hall is only perceptible as a modulation of the landscape. As is the case for the event hall, the chamber music hall likewise features a gallery level with audience seating."

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© David Chipperfield Architects
  • Architects

  • Design

    David Chipperfield, Alexander Schwarz
  • Project Management

    Harald Müller, Martin Reichert
  • Project Architects

    Annette Flohrschütz, Christian Helfrich, Thomas Schöpf
  • Contact Architect

    Kraft + Kraft Architekten
  • Client

    Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
  • Landscape Architects

    realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten
  • Structural Engineer

    RPB Rückert GmbH Services engineer
  • Facade Consultant

    Reba Fassadentechnik AG
  • Project Management

    Drees & Sommer AG
  • Area

    10000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

    David Chipperfield Architects

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "David Chipperfield Designs German Concert Hall" 30 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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