A neighbourhood centre is space – not rooms; a pavilion, not a house. The challenge here was to give this space multidimensionality of usage. The experimental arrangement for this was to create a shell with a neutral interior. Requirements for this are the roof, a physical barrier and the necessary, minimised infrastructure as well as curtains for a staging of the space. Usage and building size remind one of an architectural prototype, the pavilion. This offers the chance of linking well-known themes with space fantasies and thus achieving a complex normality in the building. The pavilion is also characterised by its relation to nature and the environment – a strong linkage between the interior and the exterior.
The neighbourhood centre serves as a self-help institution and lives from the active and committed efforts of the local people. The aim is the activation of civic involvement in the area.
A sustainable technical concept with heat pump and thermal activation of the ceilings as well as lighting and furnishings that enable the most varied room usage and arrangements prepare the building for ever-changing use over many years. One special feature are the room-dividing, acoustically effective curtains, which create a very special atmosphere.
Bajuwarenstrasse 92, D-81825 Munich
Munich Social Department with MGS Münchner Gesellschaft für Stadterneuerung (Munich society for urban redevelopment)
2 storeys, usable floor space 168 m², gross floor space 272 m²
Start of construction December 2011, date of completion June 2014
HOAI phases 1-5, artistic supervision, building construction, furnishing, open spaces