The Concert Hall of Thessaloniki is located in the eastern part of the city’s seafront on the street of 25th Martiou. It is built on an area of 18 acres that was granted from the Greek state for the construction of a modern cultural and conference center that will have the opportunity to host a variety of events such as concerts, opera, and theatrical performances, conferences, and so on.
The inauguration of the Conference Hall took place on the 2nd of January 2000 and consists of two buildings that stand next to each other. It was a place that was missing for years from northern Greece and Thessaloniki that is the second-largest city in Greece.
What are the two buildings that host the Concert Hall of Thessaloniki?
The first one is an impressive red building that is also called M1. It is a result of the cooperation of a team of Greek architects and it is inspired by the Byzantine past of the city, while, it includes a large concert hall, offices, and supplementary facilities.
The second building is designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki on a modern architectural concept and it has two concert halls that can host 500 and 300 guests respectively. The highlight of the second building is the cafeteria that hosts on its last floor. It is a spacious place with a beautiful veranda that offers a tremendous view towards the sea.
Apart from the various concerts, events, and performances, the guest of the Concert Hall has the opportunity to visit the Music Library as well as the Museum of Musical Instruments which are housed here.