The Thessaloniki Concert Hall was constructed on an 18.000 sq.m seaside site and opened on January 2nd, 2000.
It is a modern, world class cultural and conference center, which can accommodate a wide range of significant events, from concerts, theater and opera, ballet, art and cultural exhibitions, to conferences.
The M1 building is a jewel in the city, as it manages to combine a large concert hall (Friends of Music Hall) and a public reception area (lobby), offices for administrative and technical services, as well as all the necessary facilities to support events. Its facade is in harmony with the city's history, combining elements from both its glorious Byzantine past and its subsequent cosmopolitan role.
Next to the M1 stands the modern architecture building M2, designed by the renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. Its Foyer has a magnificent view, and the majestic Aimilios Riadis Hall can accommodate 500 people, while the multi-functional Maurice Saltiel Hall, seating 300 persons, can host many different types of events. The Music Library and the Museum of Musical Instruments are housed here, and there is a 230 space car park in the basement.