Academy of Fine Arts
Based on the idea of transforming the 3 different urban spatial systems which come together on the site: the axial system of Leopoldstrasse / Akademiestrasse with its stately buildings; the structure of Schwabing, developed over time with its small-scale, differentiated buildings; and the garden areas of Leopoldpark and Akademiegarten with their historical trees. The open configuration of buildings is locked together produced a sequence of transitory space between the park and urban space: the glass facade as a media membrane, the gate to the Academy, the inner court, the studio terraces as the connecting link and gate to the park. Diagonal ramps and gangways connect the functional areas of the various parts of the building and thus the different departments. In this way, and energized complex is created, which corresponds ideally to the diversity of creative activity.