The new Uppsala Konsert & Kongress building, completed in 2007, is unlike any other building in the city looks-wise and it's the newest (by a couple of centuries) addition to the Uppsala skyline that has been dominated for centuries by the twin spires of Uppsala Cathedral and the imposing Uppsala Castle. Anyway, it's literally the new kid on the block – the design is bold and brash and splits opinion, just like the building itself, that splits vertically.
Out of interest, the local council started talking about building a concert hall in Uppsala back in 1960. So you might say it took almost half a century to get off the ground.
Why should I visit?
The concert and congress hall is literally unmissable as it joins together the historical part of town with the new and vibrant Vaksala Torg (Vaksala Square). It covers eight floors with exhibition areas and three halls (think concerts, conferences, seminars and such), one designed for symphony concerts. If you pay it a visit look out for upcoming events and concerts.
Take the red escalator all the way up to level 6 for fabulous views of the city and then take it all the way back down again for lunch, dinner or just a coffee in the ground-floor restaurant. Catch an exhibition or cultural event in between.
number of persons (3000)
number of persons in largest room (850)
exhibition area (sq m) (2000)
max theatre seating capacity (1120)
maximum capacity in restaurant (850)
maximum classroom seating (250)
number of meeting rooms (13)
number of rooms for group activities (9)
Access- reduced mobility/wheelchairs
toilet for disabled persons