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Design Department, University of Applied Studies Munich

2012 – 2018

The former armoury, built in 1866, is to be converted and extended for future use by the Design Department of Munich University of Applied Sciences. The architecture sets out to underscore the impressive setting using reduced means and to organise a smoothly functioning university department here by combining the spatial resonance of the historical complex with the requirements of modern university teaching in a symbiotic harmony.
The building fabric will be adapted to its new use by the Design Department while at the same time restoring the original layout of the rooms so that their volumes and the spatial typology from1866 can be experienced again today.
The new wing housing the foyer and exhibition spaces, together with the new circulation system, form the “heart” of the university, opening the building up to the south toward the planned university campus and outwardly symbolising a new beginning. The glazed extension picks up on the structural logic of the old building in order to form a vivid new focal point around the axis of the main entrance.
The interventions follow a clear principle: additions such as the extension and new circulation system are clearly legible as “new” and structurally distinct from the heritage building fabric.
The aim of the present project is furthermore to combine the wish for university operations boasting exemplary sustainability and energy efficiency standards with monument protection concerns.

Negotiated procedure Top rank 2012
Team Petra Wäldle, Veit Eckelt, Ivan Kaleov

Client Staatliches Hochbauamt München 2

Start of planning – completion 2012 – 2018

For performance phases 2 – 8

Total costs €47.9m

Usable floor area 5,200 sqm

Design team Hanns Ziegler, Jan Holländer (project management), Rita Wirth, Hagen Groß, Roman Weingardt, Karin Hübner, Maria Josa Soler, Roberto Aruta, Michael Zeeh, Franziska Behrendt, Christoph Conrad, Dirk Richter, Tobias Steib, Manuela Jochheim, Axel Michaelis, Doris Eckert

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