Awakening a sleeping beauty: The transformation of
Mannheim’s Multihalle

The Multihalle is more than just a masterpiece of engineering and the most important modern listed building in the city of Mannheim. It is a symbol of an open society, an experimental platform as an offer for the city’s residents, a “democratic umbrella”, a covered public space.

Or as architect and Frei Otto specialist Georg Vrachliotis said: “It is a spatial engine of reflection which, time and again, challenges us to develop questions on the future of our society.” This makes the Multihalle a best practice example for a sustainable transformation process.