Officially opened in January 2013, architect Max Dudler’s Stadthalle is devoted to cultural events and concerts and is located in a traditional urban setting in Reutlingen, Germany next to Bürgerpark, a local public park.
Stadthalle’s architecture reflects the formal grid pattern of the area, making the building an integral part of the city centre. The bronzed façade and the diptychal new structure make the hall a “defining characteristic of the city’s silhouette.” says Dudler. Inside, Dudler’s choice of American cherry for the flooring and walls of the stalls, upper circles and rear gallery in both the concert auditorium and event hall creates an elegant look and high acoustic performance.
More than 3,000m² of American cherry veneer was specified and installed by joinery specialists Örtel Innenausbau GmbH (Neumark, Saxony). Moveable walls allow both the concert auditorium and event hall to be adapted for a range of events: congresses and presentations, balls, banquets or even trade fairs and exhibitions. The Great Hall has room for up to 1,700 spectators; the Lesser Hall can hold 400.