Herzog & de Meuron
Competition
1994
Project
1997-1998
Realization
1999-2003
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Process

The monolithic closed block has only a small traverse with the Hypo arcade. A cross-shaped network of pathways opens it up towards the urban space.

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The north-south pathway links the quarter to Odeonsplatz and Promenadenplatz. In their dimensions, they are oriented towards the nearby courtyards.

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The quarter is surrounded by a number of public parks to which the new Salvator arcade refers with its plantings.

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The east-west pathway leads to a system of small courtyards and arcades in the block on the opposite side.

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The winning competition project planned for the redesign of five large, cuboid blocks that opened up for arcades. The blocks of the competition project from the perspective of the central Salvator arcade with imprinted floor panels.

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The redesign of the whole block is visible from the exterior only on Theatinerstrasse, in the form of a new façade. Rain falls through an opening of the Perusa Courtyard ceiling onto the arcade floor, recalling nature in an artificial world of commodities.

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Stairway to the art gallery with view over the hanging garden by the artist Tita Giese and down onto the central Salvator Arcade.

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The Portia Courtyard, located next to the arcades, is an oasis of calm with magnolia trees and flowing water. The Pranner Arcade, with its cave-like constriction, looks like a stocking. The glass paillettes recall a jewelry box.

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Drawings

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Team

Facts

In Collaboration With
Rémy Zaugg, Basel, Switzerland: colours and texts on walls and floors, neon letters in public passages, signage; Thomas Ruff, Düsseldorf, Germany: photographic floor panels in the passages; Olafur Eliasson, Berlin, Germany: hanging sphere in Viscardihof
Client
Fünf Höfe GmbH & Co. KG; represented by: HVB Immobilien AG, Munich, Germany
Planning
General Urban Concept: Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Architect Planning (Part 1, 2, 4): Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland
Architect Planning (Part 3, 5): Hilmer & Sattler, Munich, Germany
Architect Planning (Part 6): Obermeyer Planen + Beraten, Munich, Germany
Architect Planning (Maffeihof): Studio Gianola, Mendrisio, Switzerland
Construction Management: CBP Cronauer Beratung Planung, Munich, Germany
Structural Engineering: Obermeyer Planen + Beraten, Munich, Germany
Electrical Engineering: Obermeyer Planen + Beraten, Munich, Germany
HVAC Engineering: Kuehn Bauer Partner, Munich, Germany
Landscape Design (Hanging Gardens): Tita Giese, Düsseldorf, Germany with Herzog & de Meuron
Landscape Design (Technical Planning and Realisation) : Bernhard Haering, Bad Birnbach, Germany
Landscape Design (Courtyards): Burger & Tischer Landschaftsarchitekten, Munich, Germany
Specialist / Consulting
Acoustics Consulting: Möhler & Partner, Munich, Germany
Lighting Consulting: Peter Andres, Hamburg, Germany
Fire Protection Consulting: Kersken + Kirchner, Munich, Germany
Facade Consulting: Memmert & Partner, Neuss, Germany
Building Data
Site Area: 152'363 sqft, 14'155 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA): 839'584 sqft, 78'000 sqm
Footprint: 145'312 sqft, 13'500 sqm
Gross volume (GV): 12'006'998 cbft, 340'000 cbm
Links
www.fuenfhoefe.de

Bibliography

Gerhard Mack, Herzog & de Meuron: “Herzog & de Meuron 1992-1996. The Complete Works. Volume 3.” Edited by: Gerhard Mack. Chinese ed. Beijing, China Architecture & Building Press, 2010. Vol. No. 3.

Luis Fernández-Galiano (Ed.): “Arquitectura Viva. Herzog & de Meuron 1978-2007.” 2nd rev. ed. Madrid, Arquitectura Viva, 2007.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 2002-2006. Monumento e Intimidad. The Monumental and the Intimate.” Vol. No. 129/130, Madrid, El Croquis, 2006.

Gerhard Mack: “Rémy Zaugg, a Monograph.” Edited by: Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg. Luxembourg, Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean Luxembourg, 2006.

Gerhard Mack, Brigitte Huber, Oliver Herwig: “Münchens neue Altstadt. Schäfflerhof. Fünf Höfe.” München, HypoVereinsbank, 2003.

Herzog & de Meuron. Natural History.” Edited by: Philip Ursprung. Exh. Cat. “Herzog & de Meuron. Archaeology of the Mind.” Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal. 23 October 2002 – 6 April 2003. 2nd ed. Baden, Lars Müller, 2005.

Fernando Márquez Cecilia, Richard Levene (Eds.): “El Croquis. Herzog & de Meuron 1998-2002. La Naturaleza del Artificio. The Nature of Artifice.” Vol. No. 109/110, Madrid, El Croquis, 2002.

Wilfried Wang: “Herzog & de Meuron.” 3rd adv. and rev. ed. Basel / Boston / Berlin, Birkhäuser, 1998. (= Studiopaperback).

Location