Almost 80 years ago, the Munich University’s Riding School was first opened: an indoor riding arena with stables below and a restaurant with a view of the arena.
The institution “Riding School” is being re-interpreted. Well known typologies and athmospheres such as the coffee house, the salon, the bentwood chair (and so on) were seized and redefined. The examination of the somewhat rough, premodern archi-tecture of the builing itself lead to a sort of robusteness of fixtures and furni-ture.
To this, delicate elements form an appealing contrast: backlit reliefs, porcellan chandeliers, glas objects and a free standing drinking fountain in the Orangerie.
As a significant spatial change, the area that reflects the Orangerie-theme was opened up towards the restaurant. The restrooms were relocated to the basement, thus requiring a new staircase. The restaurant’s encirclement of the riding arena is now much more pronounced, new views have been opened up.