Blitz Club

The Blitz Club is a technonightclub in the Munich district of Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt.

Nightclub in Munich, Germany
Blitz Club

Blitz Club (2019)
Address Museumsinsel 1
Location Ludwigsvorstadt-Isarvorstadt, Munich, Germany


Type Nightclub
Genre(s) Techno
Built 1935
Opened 22 April 2017
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The club is located in the former congress hall of the Deutsches Museum, completed in 1935 at the location of Munich’s Museumsinsel 1. Until 1985, the building housed Munich’s largest concert hall and a planetarium, and later an IMAX cinema. After that, the congress hall stood empty for seven years, until in 2016 the current operators of the Blitz Club asked for a possible use of the building.[1] After months of planning and conversion work, which had to take into account the difficult static conditions on the Museumsinsel island, the club opened on 22 April 2017.[2][3] The nightclub offers two separate dance floors, two bars, several chill-out areas and a smoking room. In total, the club can accommodate up to 800 guests.[4][5] The Blitz Club also has a vegetarian restaurant with beer garden, which is run independently of the club.[6]

The sound architecture is the main feature of the club, and has been discussed repeatedly by music magazines[7][8][9] and architecture journals.[10][11] Unlike former Munich techno clubs like Ultraschall, KW – Das Heizkraftwerk or MMA Club, the Blitz Club is not located in a former industrial setting, but was built into the congress hall according to a room-in-room concept in order to offer the best possible sound experience in accordance with the guiding principle form follows function.[1][10][3] The rooms were optimized for the acoustic experience together with sound engineers, architects and acousticians.[7][8] In order to achieve optimal room acoustics, there are hardly any right angles in the club, but specially shaped panels made of beech wood and perforated sheet that were developed according to the specifications of an acoustician.[12][11] In order to gently scatter the sound waves, a seemingly chaotic honeycomb structure, which was modelled after the swarm behaviour of fish, birds and insects and calculated by a specially developed computer algorithm in a week, is milled into the surfaces of these wall panels.[7][10][11][13] The club uses a custom-made PA system by VOID, which is arranged as a four-point system so that there is a PA tower in each corner around the dance floor,[2][14] as well as 360-degree tweeters hanging from the ceiling named “Blitz horn” that were specially designed for the club and allow the DJ to create three-dimensional sound effects.[7][8][15]

Instead of concentrating the attention on the DJ and placing him on a raised stage, the main floor and the sound system were designed to set the focus on the dance floor and the dancers.[3][9] All in all, the puristic club design is optimized for the sound and dance experience, while oversized branding is avoided.[7] The visual appearance of the club was designed by British musician Trevor Jackson.[16][12][17]

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