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Exhibition & Symposium: Rebuild By Design Munich

Spanning practice and theory in an innovative and integrative manner, “REBUILD BY DESIGN MUNICH” is oriented towards a broad audience including the interested public, practitioners, scholars and students alike from disciplines in planning and design for the built environment.

Quiksilver Showroom / Clemens Bachmann Architekten

  • Architects: Clemens Bachmann Architekten
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Architect In Charge: Clemens Bachmann
  • Design Team: Ben Rinkens, Nuno Mendes, Ricardo Goncalves, Brianna Cartwright, Sabine Wurm
  • Area: 1300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Bernd Ducke

© Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke © Bernd Ducke

Video: Olympiapark München / Frei Otto

Pritzker laureate Frei Otto was best known for his tensile structures. A prime example Otto’s ingenuity, the 1972 Olympic Stadium in Munich was a collaborative work with Gunther Behnisch that connected the park’s main programs - the natatorium, gymnasium and main stadium - with a whimsical, lightweight canopy structure that mimicked the “rhythmic protrusions” of the Swiss Alps. Watch the Spirit of Space short film above to see the project in its current state and learn more about the pioneering structure, here.

GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich's APASSIONATA Park

GRAFT Architects has released the final designs for the APASSIONATA adventure park. The competition-winning proposal aims to become a hub for leisure and entertainment in Munich, Germany, featuring a year-round venue for relaxation, discovery, and interaction with horses.

Check out the design and watch a virtual tour of the park, after the break.

© GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT © GRAFT - Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH. Design by GRAFT

WAA Wins Competition to Design "Am Hirschgarten" in Munich

Wiel Arets Architects (WAA) has won a competition to design a cluster of four mixed-use towers adjacent to Munich’s Hirschgarten station. Each “horseshoe-shaped” building, perched upon a six to seven story plinth, will offer space for office, hotel and retail space as part of the “Am Hirschgarten” development. 

Read on to learn more about WAA's winning proposal. 


Mei and Felixx Propose Housing for Postwar Residential Area in Munich

The largest housing association in Munich, GEWOFAG has awarded Mei Architects & Planners and Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners one of three prizes for their proposal to redevelop of a residential area of 340 dwellings around the Ludlstrasse in Munich.

"It is refreshing to see how the Dutch have dealt with this design task," says the jury in regards to the team's community-centric, winning scheme. "The Dutch are one step further in thinking about how neighborhoods should function."

More about their winning entry "Neue Nachbarschaften," after the break.

Joseph Pschorr House / Kuehn Malvezzi

The commercial building, which was completed in October 2013, is a hybrid of two different building typologies. On the one hand, the building follows the historic model of a mixed-use building, with the retail functions on the lower two floors and apartments on the top floor which, in this case, has been extended to include a full residential loft. On the other hand, the building represents a development of the department store typology; three separate units are interwoven over four levels in the middle zone and the upper floors are largely shielded from the street. As a result, the building is more open to the city on the top floor and lower two floors, while the design of the elevations of the middle floors is more withdrawn.

"Narratives of History, Climate, Culture and Place" Abound in David Adjaye Retrospective

Starting January 29th, Munich's Haus der Kunst will host "Form, Heft, Material," a major retrospective of the work of British architect David Adjaye. Co-curated by Okwui Enwezor and Zoe Ryan, the exhibition's broad catalogue reflects Adjaye's diverse career and portfolio, including architectural projects alongside material experiments, research, and furniture design. Through sketches, models, prints, drawings, 1:1 building fragments, film, and text, "Form, Heft, Material" foregrounds Adjaye's work against the rich geographical and social context that frames his design approach.

Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer

© Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Jann Averwerser © Herbert Stolz

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

© Michael Heinrich
© Michael Heinrich
  • Architects: Unterlandstättner Architekten
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Design Team: Meike Kübel, Anke Göckelmann, Telemach Rieff
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Michael Heinrich

© Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich © Michael Heinrich

UNStudio Brings Interactive Exhibit to Munich: Motion Matters 4.0

The evening of October 6th marks the grand opening of UNStudio's new exhibit, Motion Matters 4.0 at the Architektur Galerie in Munich. The opening ceremonies will coincide with the first day of the Expo Real International Trade Fair for Property and Investment and include a welcome speech by the Dutch Consul General Peter Vermeij, followed by an introductory talk about the exhibit from UNStudio co-founder and principal Ben van Berkel.

Textilmacher / tillicharchitektur

© Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis © Michael Compensis

Early Excellence Centre Munich / Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten

© Henning Koepke
© Henning Koepke
  • Architects: Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten
  • Location: Heinrich-Böll-Straße 133, 81829 Munich, Germany
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Henning Koepke

© Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke © Henning Koepke

NOCKI / Leonard Hautum

  • Architects: Leonard Hautum
  • Location: The Open University in Southern Germany, Zeppelinstraße 73, 81669 Munich, Germany
  • Area: 143.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Yatri Niehaus

© Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus © Yatri Niehaus

House I / Stephan Maria Lang

  • Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Hans Kreye

© Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye © Hans Kreye

House K / Stephan Maria Lang

  • Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hans Kreye, Sebastian Kolm

© Sebastian Kolm © Hans Kreye © Sebastian Kolm © Hans Kreye

GRAFT Wins Competition to Restore and Extend Youth Hostel in Munich

GRAFT Architects have won an invited competition to restore and extend one of Germany's oldest youth hostels in central Munich, Germany. Their proposal, which was judged alongside designs by haascookzemmrich (Stuttgart), Snøhetta (Oslo), and YES Architecture (Munich), centers around the idea of "experiencing community." Their proposal enables exchange and communication whilst also alluding to the "established traditions of simple traveling, youthful curiosity and the thirst for encounter." Connecting the historic quality of the building with the challenges of modern habits and traveling practices, their design "builds a bridge between origins and departure."

Gamsei / Buero Wagner

  • Architects: Buero Wagner
  • Location: Buttermelcherstraße 9, 80469 Munich, Germany
  • Design Team: F. Wagner, A. Kreft
  • Collaborators: Karl and Maxi Wagner
  • Area: 40.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Jann Averweser, Simon and Sebastian Schels

© Simon and Sebastian Schels © Simon and Sebastian Schels © Jann Averweser © Jann Averweser