IABSE Awards Gala Dinner
Venue: Theater Hall, Volkshaus in Zurich
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2022
Time: 18:00 CET Zurich
Ticket prize: not yet available
About the Volkshaus
The Volkshaus in Zurich was opened in 1910 as the first alcohol-free Volkshaus in Switzerland. After the building was completed, it quickly became the central location for the Zurich labor movement. At that time, the building included bathing facilities in the basement, an alcohol-free restaurant, lecture halls, meeting rooms, various union offices and apartments. The large theater hall with around 1200 seats (total 1600 standing and seated) was inaugurated in 1928. From 1928 the painter Eduard Gubler also lived and worked in the studio there. In response to a request, the ban on alcohol in the theater was lifted in 1979. Today, around 400,000 visitors come and go in the Volkshaus for various cultural events, concerts, record fairs, panel discussions, etc.