j. mayer h.: schaustelle pavilion at pinakothek der moderne
j. mayer h.: schaustelle pavilion at pinakothek der moderne j. mayer h.: schaustelle pavilion at pinakothek der moderne
sep 02, 2013

j. mayer h.: schaustelle pavilion at pinakothek der moderne

j. mayer h.: schaustelle pavilion at pinakothek der moderne
image by j. mayer h. architects




as a means of creating a temporary exhibition space for the pinakothek der moderne in munich–while the cultural institution was closed between february and september 2013 for renovation work–j. mayer h. architects conceived ‘schaustelle’, a makeshift pavilion which has housed the museum’s four collections while reconstruction is taking place. the structure is a composition of open metal scaffolding which offers an additional area for presenting experimental projects. hovering over the existing infrastructure, ‘schaustelle’ has been designed to allow visitors to walk through it, as well as rest on its exposed platforms, enjoying glimpses of the surrounding cityscape while engaging with works on display. the temporary construction has also been built to stand as a political signal to push for the completion of a second section of the main building–an operational platform and think tank in one.


see designboom’s coverage of ‘schaustelle’ in its conceptual phase here.




the temporary pavilion is an open metal scaffolding construction
image by j. mayer h. architects



the pavilion sits over the existing infrastructure
image by j. mayer h. architects



large platforms allow visitors to walk through the pavilion as well as take in views of the surrounding city
image by j. mayer h. architects



innovative seating areas dangle from the scaffolding
photo by markus lanz



aerial view
image by j. mayer h. architects



image by j. mayer h. architects



photo by markus lanz



photo by architektur museum TUM



the structure itself also acts as an exhibition space for experimental works
photo by dennis bangert



the pavilion by night
photo by dennis bangert



photo by dennis bangert



project info:

client: freistaat bayern, ministerium für wissenschaft, forschung und kunst, stiftung pinakothek der moderne
date: february – september 2013
location: pinakothek der moderne, munich, germany
architects: team j. mayer h.: jürgen mayer h., marcus blum, paul angelier
designed for: stiftung pinakothek der moderne und bayrische staatsgemäldesammlungen, bayrisches staatsministerium für wissenschaft, forschung und kunst, AUDI AG
photos: dennis bangert / j. mayer h. / markus lanz / hilde strobl / architekturmuseum tum


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