GRAFT Reveals Final Design for Munich’s APASSIONATA Park

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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.

WAA Wins Competition to Design “Am Hirschgarten” in Munich

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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

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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

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Architects: Kuehn Malvezzi
Location: ,
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ulrich Schwarz

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

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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.

“The exhibition shows my work within the framework of a wider cultural and socio-political trajectory,” Adjaye said. “It marks an important moment in my career, as I increasingly seek to find ever new architectural scenarios for our fast-changing world, that nonetheless resonate with the powerful narratives of history, climate, culture and place.” “Form, Heft, Material” will be on display until May 31.

Title: : Form Heft Material
Website: http://www.hausderkunst.de/
Organizers: Haus der Kunst
From: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00
Until: Sun, 31 May 2015 20:00
Venue: Haus der Kunst
Address: Haus der Kunst, Prinzregentenstraße 1, 80538 München,

Munich Botanical Garden Entrance Building / Kunze Seeholzer

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Architects: Kunze Seeholzer
Location: Menzinger Straße 65, 80638 Munich,
Year: 2014
Photographs: Jann Averwerser , Herbert Stolz

Rock on a Slope / Unterlandstättner Architekten

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

UNStudio Brings Interactive Exhibit to Munich: Motion Matters 4.0

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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

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Architects: tillicharchitektur
Location: , Germany
Architect In Charge: Kurt Tillich
Area: 1135.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Michael Compensis

Early Excellence Centre Munich / Boesel Benkert Hohberg Architekten

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Architects:
Location: Heinrich-Böll-Straße 133, 81829 Munich, Germany
Year: 2013
Photographs: Henning Koepke

NOCKI / Leonard Hautum

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Architects: Leonard Hautum
Location: , Germany
Area: 143 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Yatri Niehaus

House I / Stephan Maria Lang

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Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
Location: ,
Year: 2009
Photographs: Hans Kreye

House K / Stephan Maria Lang

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Architects: Stephan Maria Lang
Location: ,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hans Kreye, Sebastian Kolm

GRAFT Wins Competition to Restore and Extend Youth Hostel in Munich

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GRAFT Architects have won an invited competition to restore and extend one of ’s oldest youth hostels in central , . 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

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

Photographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 Times

Architectural photographer Victor Enrich has shared with ArchDaily a series of 88 images — one for every key in the classical piano —  exploring the various formal possibilities of the  in Munich, . “I found it beautiful,” says Enrich, “to connect two distinct artistic disciplines such as photography and computer graphics with the piano.” See further illustrations and read a full description of his thought process following the break.

DMAA Wins Competition for Mixed-Use, Cultural Complex in Munich

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Vienna-based Delugan Meissl Associated Architects (DMAA) has been announced as winner of a competition to design a mixed-use, cultural complex in Munich. Dubbed Hanns Seidel Platz, the 40,500-square-meter scheme will provide a 160-unit “living tower,” office space, a civic center, concert hall and large public plaza for the district of Neuperlach.

This winning concept was developed in collaboration with the architecture firm Wimmer un Partner. It is expected for completion in 2019.

Centre for Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy / Henn

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Architects: Henn
Location: , Germany
Area: 12,420 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: HG Esch