Les Arts Gstaad

The brief
A unique cultural forum reflecting the musical traditions of the Saanenland region and the importance of the internationally renowned Menuhin Festival is to be built in the centre of Gstaad, near the Montreux�Oberland railway station. In conjunction with the seven churches in the area, the Les Arts Gstaad association is erecting this new arts centre to replace the festival tent. Along with a large concert hall and related infrastructure, the centre will contain art exhibition spaces, a venue for social and educational events, and an entrance hall. In addition, the project features an underground bus station and a multi-storey car park.

Cultural Center for the Menuhin Festival


Client: Foundation Les Arts Gstaad

Architecture: Isa Stürm Urs Wolf SA
Raffael Baur, Ramin Mosayebi, Urs Egg, Reimund Houska, Fabian Kiepenheuer, Christian Meili, Sebastian Müller, Caroline Pachoud, Isa Stürm, Urs Wolf

Curator: Jacqueline Burckhardt, Zürich

Landscape Architects: Beglinger + Bryan Architects, Mollis
Jonas Beglinger, Jeremy Bryan

Acoustics Planning: Kurt Eggenschwiler, EMPA, Zürich

HVAC: Waldhauser AG, Münchenstein
Werner Waldhauser

Traffic Planning: IBV Hüsler AG, Zürich
Luca Urbani

Stage Mechanics: Georges Hanimann, Stadttheater St. Gallen