The significance for Mannheim
Besides its technical engineering and pioneering position in architectural history, the Multihalle also had major implications for Mannheim’s urban development. The focus of the German National Garden Show (Bundesgartenschau) of 1975 marked a characteristic point in Mannheim’s evolution from an industrial city into an innovative, modern city, symbolically epitomised by the landmark structure in Herzogenriedpark.
The redesign of Herzogenriedpark and the Herzogenried housing development, represented urban development measures that improved the district above and beyond the purpose of the National Garden Show.
The city and the local borough also benefitted from the Multihalle as a versatile venue for clubs, associations and other institutions for many years. All kinds of exhibitions, festivities, concerts, children’s festivals, circus performances and markets were staged there.