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Turner & Townsend picked for Munich cultural centre

23 Jul 12 Turner & Townsend has been appointed to assist the Gasteig Cultural Centre in Munich with its application for funding to renovate the building complex and concert hall.

Turner & Townsend will provide cost estimation and three alternative project plans for submission to the board in Gasteig board of directors October. It will work closely with the in-house team.

Owing its name to its location on the ‘Gachen Climb’, high on the banks of the river Isar, the Gasteig forms the centre of cultural life in Munich, holding over 1,700 events a year, from lectures and business workshops, film festivals, dance and theatre productions, to concerts from the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra and visiting world class orchestras. It has a 2,387-seat seat amphitheatre-style concert hall. It is also home to the Munich city library, the academy for theatre and music and adult education centre.

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“Working on a project which impacts upon so many people and shapes a city’s character is always gratifying and it is an honour to be working with the Gasteig as they plan the future of their centre,” said Turner & Townsend project manager Thomas Hertlein. “For such a large project, the funding application’s October deadline creates a very tight timeframe, however it is in circumstances like this that Turner & Townsend’s experience in bringing in projects on time can add maximum value.”

Turner & Townsend will be identifying the technical and construction measures needed to keep the Gasteig alive for the next 10 years and beyond. “Alongside the dedicated team at the Gasteig we are in the process of devising a series of different and time-dependent renovation plans,” said Hertlein. “According to their needs, these will allow for renovation per building, by urgency, or for complete and ‘all-at-once’ works, which would involve the closure of the centre for a time period.”

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