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Architekturmuseum der TU München / Pinakothek der Moderne. Architectural Museum

Außenansicht Architekturmuseum der TUM in Pinakothek der Moderne, Foto: Architekturmuseum der TUM

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Exemplarisch, Foto: Achim Bunz

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Ort und Erinnerung – Nationalsozialismus in München, Foto: Architekturmuseum der TUM

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Frei Otto – Leicht bauen, natürlich gestalten, Foto: Albert Scharger

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Architektur + Sport, Foto: Architekturmuseum der TUM

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Zlín– Modellstadt der Moderne, Foto: Architekturmuseum der TUM

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Die Kunst der Holzkonstruktion – Chinesische Architekturmodelle, Foto: Architekturmuseum der TUM

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Architektur wie sie im Buche steht, Foto: Haydar Koyupinar

Impression aus der Ausstellung: Hundert Jahre Deutscher Werkbund, Foto: Haydar Koyupinar

  • Kunstareal
  • Art


Barer Straße 40
80333 München


Gallery Hours

Di.-So. 10.00-18.00, Do. -20.00
fully accessible

The architecture museum of the Technical University of Munich is located in the Modern Pinakothek and shows changing exhibits on topics in architectural history as well as modern developments. The broad horizon of exhibits is supplemented by a schedule of numerous accompanying activities. The holdings include about a half million drawings by 700 architects, 100,000 photographs, 500 models as well as numerous designs, engravings, computer animations, and prints. The oldest preserved drawings are from the 16th century. The oldest model is from the 17th century. Highlights of the collection are numerous works of Balthasar Neumann, Friedrich von Gärtner, Leo von Klenze, Erich Mendelsohn, Erik Gunnar Asplund, Le Corbusier, Günter Behnisch, and Peter Zumthor. Thanks to the continual new acquisitions, the architecture museum today takes care of the largest special exhibit for architecture in Germany.

The Architectural Museum was established as an architectonic teaching collection along with the founding of the present Technical University in 1868. Between the World Wars it lost its scholarly status and became more of an archival and research center. After the damage of the Second World War the treasures of the architectural collection spent many years in storage. In 1975 the collection changed to an archive with the role of a museum to make the holdings accessible to the public. Since it had no exhibit space of its own, the collection operated in cooperation with other museums, especially with the City Museum of Munich. The Architecture Museum stands in the Modern Pinakothek since 2002. The museum serves as a meeting point for those interested in architecture and offers a broad spectrum of programs with its rotating exhibits complemented by publications, expert tours, discussion groups, lectures, and other events.

Architekturmuseum der TU München / Pinakothek der Moderne
Does permanence matter? Ephemeral urbanism: cities in constant flux
14.09.2017 - 07.01.2018

How long-term should urban planning be? Munich’s Oktoberfest, the festival of Kumbh Mela in India (the largest pilgrimage in the world), the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and scores of other major events demonstrate that flexible architectural structures are perennially deployed around the globe to provide temporary or medium-term shelter and amenities, often to enormous crowds. Such temporary structures fulfil a range of functional tasks and are used in religious and cultural festivals or can take the shape of military camps, refugee camps, or even temporary mining towns. The exhibition has been conceived based on a long-term study by Rahul Mehrotra at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and Felipe Vera of the Centro de Ecologia Paisaje y Urbanismo in Santiago. The show traces a global phenomenon that has become increasingly topical given today’s current climate of mass migration streams.

23.11.17 18:00
Architekturmuseum der TU München / Pinakothek der Moderne

Does Permanence matter? Vortrag zur Ausstellung

Mahmoud Bodo Rasch ist ein deutscher Architekt und Forscher. Er ist international bekannt für die Konstruktion großer, zusammenklappbarer Schirme. Rasch war der führende Kopf in Frei Ottos Team in einem internationalen Wettbewerb zur Unterbringung von Pilgern in Saudi-Arabien 1974. Diese Erfahrung überzeugte den Architekten von der Notwendigkeit, die "Zeltstädte des Hadsch" intensiver zu studieren. Seine Arbeit wurde 1980 am Institut für Leichte Flächentragwerke (ILEK) an der Universität Stuttgart veröffentlicht. Der Vortrag beschäftigt sich mit Raschs Forschungen aus heutiger Sicht.

Veranstaltungstyp: Vortrag


Sprache: deutsch

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