Design Department, University of Applied Studies Munich Read more

© Marcus Ebener
© Marcus Ebener
© Marcus Ebener

The magnificent military building from 1866 was converted and extended for the Design Faculty of the University of Munich. The aim of the concept is to restore the building’s lost spatial composition and to adapt it to its new function with only a few creative means.
The extension building establishes the spatial center of the faculty at the intersection of the two axes of movement in the building, the former Ehrenhof, and connects the two wing buildings with a bridge that leads openly through the space. The presentation and event area of the university is planned at this frequented yet concentrated location.
A multiply folded roof, which protrudes over the revolving glass facade, blurs the boundary to the courtyard of the historic building. The historic building and extension face each other confidently without impairing their individual appearance.
The conversion of the historic building is characterized by three materials: a rustic plank floor, built-in furniture made of grey-brown wood-based panels and raw aluminum surfaces on the balustrades and doors. They all have a rough, almost unfinished character and add a powerful, processlike appearance to the white plastered interiors of the historic building. The robust materials offer students and teachers a surface of friction that encourages them to work creatively without imposing a direction.


Regional Prize 'Über Oberbayern' of the Association of German Architects in Bavaria – Commendation

Negotiation procedure Top Rank, 2012
Client Staatliches Hochbauamt München 2
Planning started 2012
Completion 2018
Total floor area 12,400 sqm

Negotiation procedure
Project Management: Petra Wäldle
Team: Ivan Kaleov, Veit Eckelt

Planning and Realization
Project Coordination: Hanns Ziegler
Project Management: Jan Holländer
Team: Rita Wirth, Hagen Groß, Roman Weingardt, Karin Hübner, Maria Josa Soler, Roberto Aruta, Michael Zeeh, Franziska Behrendt, Christoph Conrad, Nicole Lochocki, Lara Metell, Tobias Steib, Sabine Zoske, Heike Neudecker, Andreas Büscher, Züleyha Timur, Doris Eckert, Sylvio Heuer, Laura-Isabell Luy, Sophie Hartmann, Manuela Jochheim, Luzie Söhner
Construction Management Coordination: Axel Michaelis
Senior Construction Management: Matthias Pauly

Lighting design: Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin
Landscape architecture: Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten, Berlin
Marcus Ebener, Oliver Jaist