At one of the most beautiful sites of Innsbruck - framed by facades rich in history - the new 'Centre of Musical Arts' is constructed at the location of the former 'Stadtsaal' (a municipally owned event venue). At this location, which is highly relevant with regard to urban planning, the building enters in direct relationship to the Tyrolean State Theatre, the Museum of Folk Arts and the 'Hofburg' which is situated opposite to it. This work is based on the scope and tasks of a previous architecture competition. Besides a large and a small event hall, the centre will host the 'Kammerspiele' (a small-stage branch of the State Theatre), the Institute of Musicology, a café and parts of the premises of the Mozarteum University including its library. Due to its hybrid conceptualization, the centre allows for overlaps between tuition, creation and enjoyment of music, and furthermore contributes to the cultural identity of the site. The new centre offers space for encountering and exchange between musicians, professors, students, and the audience. Taking up existing structures, the building integrates into its environment without striving to dominate existing spatial structures.