Les Arts Gstaad Publishes Updated Plans

Fri, 21. Jul. 2017

The second version of the plans for Les Arts Gstaad have been published by the municipality of Saanen and the Canton of Bern.

To accelerate authorization procedures, the plans now include all three parts of the project – construction of the cultural centre by Les Arts Gstaad Foundation, MOB’s expansion of the Gstaad train station, and the municipality’s plan for a connecting tunnel. The updated project plans can be reviewed by the public until July 21. A subsequent municipal assembly hearing will decide whether the proposed project will go ahead.


Still no hospital but also a new airport! What will be the overall cost for the Commune and for the Canton, adding all aspects of Les Arts de Gstaad project, tunnel, road and else, construction and maintenance ? A concert hall of this kind maintenance costs are a minimum of CHF5M per year excluding building renovation.
The plans may be seen in more details on the Saanen.ch website. Several pages show the extent of this project in the center of Gstaad. As to the exterior, it certainly looks very odd in a small Swiss village, unless a resemblance is found with a stylised pile of manure covered in gold, or is it a golden blockhaus in the event of a coming war.

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