• 6/19/2023
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Architectural history, new technologies, free museum admission

TUM at the Kunstareal-Fest

A look at the past of the historical campus, experiments with the latest technologies, alternative urban planning and tours through the Architecture Museum: TUM opens its doors at the Kunstareal-Fest in central Munich from July 13 to 16. Registration is now open.

Kunstareal-Fest 2015 Andreas Heddergott / TUM
In front of TUM's main building, there will be numerous attractions at the Kunstareal-Fest, like here at the Fest 2015.

TUM is at home among museums in the midst of Munich's art quarter. In July the quarter's institutions invite the public to enjoy a four-day festival. On July 15 and 16 Gabelsbergerstraße will be blocked off to traffic at the Alte Pinakothek and will be turned into a pedestrian promenade with plenty of interactive attractions. TUM will be there with the following program features:

Important TUM buildings

Since 1868 TUM has shaped the quarter with structures by important architects such as Friedrich von Thiersch and the works of artists like Rupprecht Geiger. The walking tour with TUM Architecture Museum's Dr. Irene Meissner includes the architectural history and artistic design of the university. Participants also learn background, like the outcry caused by the naked "Horse Tamer" ("Rossebändiger") in 1930, and discover hidden surprises, like a gangway from the old Riem airport.

July 15, 2023, 11 am - 12:30 pm

The event will be held in German.

Register here

Technologies of the future: A whole new world?

Visitors to the TUM Think Tank pavilion can experiment with new digital technologies and speak with the researchers behind these technologies: How can we deal responsibly with these applications? How are they changing us?

Founded in 2022, the TUM Think Tank unites science, civil society and the political sector to develop solution proposals and instruments for today's urgent problems. Visitors can take a look behind the scenes of this new idea factory.

July 15, 2023, 12:00 - 6:00 pm
Pavilion on Gabelsbergerstraße

Free admission, no registration necessary

Building to Heal - New Architecture for Hospitals

The exhibition at the Architecture Museum of TUM showcases international outstanding examples of hospital architecture driven not by efficiency, economics and rationalization, but rather by the welfare of the patient. The exhibition illustrates what is called Healing Architecture, critically exploring its scientific foundations, efficacy and feasibility.

Architecture Museum in the Pinakothek der Moderne
Barer Straße 40

Opening times with free admission:
July 13, 2023, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
July 14 - 16, 2023, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Tours guided by the curator team:
July 14, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, with TUM Visiting Professor Tanja C. Vollmer
July 15, 2023, 4:00 - 5:00 pm, with Friedrich Mönninger
July 16, 2023, 11 am - 12 noon, with Friedrich Mönninger

Meeting point: Rotunda of the Pinakothek der Moderne

Participation is free, no registration necessary

Exhibition on the transformation of Arcisstraße

The exhibition STREETS>>BOULEVARDS shows student designs for the redesign of Arcisstraße in the context of traffic change and climate adaptation. In addition to the long-term redesign, the aim was to anticipate the design idea in temporary interventions. The street layout of Arcisstraße transferred to the exhibition hall illustrates the expansiveness of the mobility spaces of our urban spaces.

The exhibition opening will be accompanied by a discourse evening on Thursday, July 13, with the theme "Street-Space Experiments in Practice and Research".

July 14 - 16, 2023, 10 am - 6 pm
Discourse evening: July 13, 2023, 6 pm
TUM, Immatrikulationshalle, Arcisstraße 21

A preview of the exhibition will be on view in Pavilion 333 throughout the festival.

Free admission

[SUP]PORT - Designs for a "Community Port"

The Chair of Architectural Design and Participation presents Architectural Designs for a “Community Port”. The exhibition will showcase the work of students, who have designed various projects for a new community port in Abomey Calavi on Lake Nokoué in Benin.

July 15, 2023, 11 am - 5 pm
TUM, Chair of Architectural Design and Participation
Entrance at the corner of Luisenstr. / Gabelsbergerstr. (Thierschbau), 3rd floor

Free admission

Room installations at Old South Cemetery

The Chair of Design and Creation presents spatial installations on a scale of 1:1 at the Old South Cemetery. The master project "Realmontagen - Bauteile im Freien" examines basic architectural elements such as foundation, support, wall, opening, and roof for their design and material-specific possibilities. The area of the Old South Cemetery and the prevailing post-war architecture by Hans Döllgast are considered as a benchmark for an appropriate insertion of spatial installations and the conscious use of building materials.

July 14 - 16, 2023, 11 am - 6 pm
Alter Südfriedhof, Munich

A preview of the exhibition will be on view in Pavilion 333 throughout the festival.

Free admission

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