During the renovation of Munich’s Neue Pinakothek, all departments of the museum jointly occupied a temporary exhibition space. The open space framework sits above a white cube and be-came a cultural and social hotspot in Munich for eight months.
Designed by J.MAYER.H, the Schaustelle (showplace) was a temporary pavilion and platform for the four collections housed at the Pinakothek der Moderne.In an official statement, Markus Michalke, chairman of Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne announced:‘The Pinakothek der Moderne closed in 2013 for renovation work and was expected to reopen seven months later. The temporary closure has been seen as an opportunity that will give rise to a makeshift exhibition building, the Schaustelle. Set up for the duration of the renovations, it provided the four collections at the Pinakothek der Moderne with a lively platform to hold exhibitions, workshops, talks, performances, film screenings and video installations and much more besides.
The scheme was initiated by the Pinakothek der Moderne Foundation.The ground floor contained a large exhibition space that can be easily adapted to suit the requirements of the various exhibitions of the four collections. The open scaffold structure in the outdoor area was used as a projection area, making it available as an addition exhibition space. The scaffold structure allowed visitors to walk through it, while they caught new glimpses of the city beyond. Accompanying events, included some at night, multimedia projections in the outdoor area and a viewing platform overlooked the city center.
Stiftung Pinakothek der Moderne;
Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst;
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.
Dr. Paul Angelier
Structural Engineers: Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering GmbH
Fire Prevention Engineers: Sacher GmbH Ingenieure + Sachverständige