When Munich‘s Pinakothek der Moderne art museum required a seven-month renovation earlier this year, it was the perfect opportunity to create a new, temporary space to house exhibitions and events during its closure.
Berlin architect Jürgen Mayer H. was selected for the task and the design he chose was a novel structure made almost entirely from modular, hot dip galvanized scaffolding. Referred to as ‘Schaustelle’, the Exhibition Centre was located directly adjacent to the existing museum building and was a skeletal three-storey structure. With a surface area of 615 square metres and accommodating up to 513 people at one time, the ground floor of Schaustelle contained a large exhibition space, and its mostly transparent facade allowed visitors to walk around the indoor space while still glimpsing views of the surrounding city. Staircases ran along the edges of the structure, leading visitors to the 17metre-high viewing platform. Constructed from scaffolding and other reusable elements, the temporary structure was disassembled for recycling once the Pinakothek reopened in September.
Architect: Jürgen Mayer H.
Image: Rainer Viertlböck and Dennis Bangert