Excerpt from the Jury-Report: The restrained yet striking design of these buildings, that seem to have been placed on a raised platform and are clearly visi-ble from a distance, is convincing. This is how the authors solved the requirement for a cultural centre that would be clearly visi-ble and have an impressive appearance but neverthless blend in with the smaller structures in the vicinity. Two buildings, of dif-fering shapes and with a strong three-dimensional effect, house the two main elements - concert hall and exhibition rooms. Several jury members commented that the tent style had probably been chosen as a reminder of the former temporary premises.The authors solved the problem of the site ?behind the railway lines? on the one hand, and the risk of an all too bulky building "erupting" from a lower-lying site on the other, by placing a wide terrace over the entire site on which the buildings sit like huge sculptures.This terrace also serves as a pedestrian walkway; on the inside it circles the majority of the rooms. Concert hall and exhibition rooms are also accessed via the terrace; just as simple ? all too simple - is the design of the walkway over the railway lines.From the terrace the visitor enters a generously proportioned foyer. From there stairs lead to the exhibition rooms and con-cert hall at a lower level, which is not ideal but necessary.Overall the project combines the requirement for a clear de-sign with a size that is considered appropriate for the cultural centre in Gstaad.