A second version of the combined plans for Les Arts Gstaad will soon be released to the public. The revamped dossier comes after the Les Arts Gstaad council and the municipality of Saanen joined the projects’s three portions—construction of the centre, expansion of the station, and installation of a tunnel—to accelerate authorisation procedures.
The integrated project is the result of nearly a year of coordination between Les Arts Gstaad, who is responsible for the structure itself, the municipality who is in charge of tunnel construction, and the MOB, which owns the railway station. After an initial public viewing in spring 2016, the project made several updates and is now ready for a second public viewing.
"The council has approved this dossier with the site search plans and given it to the canton for pre-examination,” announced Les Arts Gstaad.
As soon as the canton has produced a preliminary test report, the second public viewing may be held. According to procedure, physical markers displaying the dimensions of the proposed structure have been erected. This gives the public an idea of exactly how large Les Arts Gstaad will be, and with the publication of the new integrated dossier, they will have the chance to revisit the project in depth.
According to J. Markus Kappeller, President, Les Arts Gstaad Foundation, “The legitimatised intercession can be made with corresponding input. Subsequently, the municipal assembly will decide on the planning and the necessary loans.
Les Arts Gstaad founders have worked more than a decade toward constructing a cultural centre that will serve the host the Menuhin Festival as well as smaller local events including seminars, exhibitions, recitals, and more. With broad support in the community despite a small, vocal group of opponents, Les Arts Gstaad is expected to bring both day-trippers and long-term guests to the region, boosting its economic outlook.