Museum Brandhorst, Munich

Customer: Staatliches Hochbauamt München I, Bayerische Staatsbauverwaltung

Architect: sauerbruch hutton architects, Berlin/London

Net costs, building services €: 5.000.000,00

Project period: 2003 until 2007

Services: Planning and site supervision, electrical engineering, communications engineering, safety technology, conveyors , daylight simulation

The Museum Brandhorst, a new museum of contemporary art, has been built in Munich to house the collection of the Udo and Annette Brandhorst Foundation (founded in 1993). The new museum is located close to the city‘s Pinakothek der Moderne museum. In 2002, an architects‘ competition for the new facility was held that was won by sauerbruch hutton, an architectural office located in Berlin. That firm‘s design provided for about 3,200 m2 of exhibition space, spread over three floors. Storage areas, restoration workshops and administrative offices take up an additional 2,100 m2 of space.
As is the case in all modern museums, the designs chosen for the technical building services are of critical importance, since highly stable room air humidities and temperatures have to be maintained. In cooperation with sauerbruch hutton, ZWP developed integrative solutions for the pertinent building systems throughout the entire facility, including the exhibition spaces. Careful planning attention was also given to conservatorial requirements and to intrusion and theft protection systems.
With the help of daylight simulations, ZWP Ingenieur-AG also produced a balanced lighting and light-control plan.

photos: © Solveig Böhl (ZWP Ingenieur-AG)