Alte Kongresshalle München
The Alte Kongresshalle is part of the former exhibition center at Theresienhöhe. The largest hall of its kind at the time, it was designed in 1952/53 in retro-futurist style by architects Etzold, Strobl und Freymuth and was used as an event center by the Munich exhibition organization Messe München until 1998. From 1998 until 2004, when the building was taken over by the Edith-Haberland-Wagner Stiftung, it served as temporary premises for Bauzentrum München (Munich Construction Agency).
After restoration and refurbishment of the building by the Edith-Haberland-Wagner Stiftung in line with heritage protection specifications, the Alte Kongresshalle reopened in 2007 in its original style but incorporating state-of-the-art technology. Since then the Kongresshalle has served as a historical location for public and private cultural and social events. The building has a hall with gallery which totals almost 500 m² in area, a stage (162 m²) with direct access to a separate side wing, and a spacious mezzanine gallery in the 265 m² entrance hall. The inner courtyard, now again uncovered and landscaped in line with the original plans from the 1950s, complements the building to create a superb location for events.
The outstanding feature of this heritage-protected and highly versatile event venue is its retro-futuristic architecture. Its severely simple and clean lines are continued throughout the interior and define the unique character of this landmark of Munich culture.