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Venue Hafen 1

The event location at the harbour basin

Photo: Autostadt

Venue with fantastic view of the harbor basin

Movimentos was presented 2019 for the first time in the new "Hafen 1" event location. The hall on the north side of the harbour basin serves as the new Movimentos performance venue after the 2018 international festival was staged for the last time in the Volkswagen power plant.

The distinctive cuboid-shaped building creates a unique accent within the modern Autostadt architecture and integrates the circular design of the adjacent hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg, into the industrial backdrop of the Volkswagen plant. A large front terrace frames the building and offers visitors a place to relax on the waterfront.

A panoramic view of the water and harbour basin is also a key feature from inside the event hall. The building structure is puristic, with elegant steel surfaces and glass elements. Close cooperation between the building contractor, the Volkswagen Group, and the Autostadt, which was commissioned with the construction of Hafen 1, is not only evident in the building project and integration of the infrastructure. The Autostadt is also responsible for Hafen 1 operation.

Space for up to 1,400 visitors

Built on 3,100 square metres of land, the new structure is 73 metres long, 46 metres wide and up to 23 metres high with 5,300 square metres of floorspace on three levels. Featuring an adaptable interior design, Hafen 1 serves as a multipurpose event location with space for up to 1,400 visitors. "Movimentos has got a permanent home," said Wolfsburg Mayor Klaus Mohrs. "This sends a great signal that will delight fans from Wolfsburg, the local region and beyond." Movimentos was the first public event in Hafen 1.