The Würth Group advisory board at its meeting on April 27, 2012 had the construction of a congress and museum hall in Künzelsau-Gaisbach on the agenda. The committee decided unanimously to drive the project and to have obtained the construction plans and official building permits by no later than the end of 2012. Building work is to begin officially in spring 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by April 2015.
Building the new congress and museum hall will make available urgently required capacities for management functions, congresses, symposia and tradeshows. In addition, the new complex will also be home to highlights of the Würth art collection including masterpieces by Picasso and Max Ernst. These have not been permanently available to the public due to lacking facilities. The hall will also be used for cultural activities and may be rented for external events as well. It is thus not only a meeting venue for Würth Group staff; it is also a site for staging local and regional culture and sports events.
The congress and museum hall will have a total of approximately 5,000 square meters of utility space. This encompasses a museum section with a size of 1,200 sqms, the event arena with 2,700 square meters as well as a chamber music hall (440 seats) and a conference section, each with a size of 600 square meters. There will also be 30,000 sqms of open-air space, which may also be integrated into functions at the museum and event hall, the latter of which will have 2,000 seats. Total costs will amount to EUR 55 million.