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Digital Collection Egon Eiermann

Competition reconstruction chemical-pharmaceutical institutes


Competition reconstruction chemical-pharmaceutical institutes

The university's chemical and pharmaceutical institutes, which had been destroyed during the war, were to be rebuilt on a site in the centre of Munich that was cramped in relation to the building programme and cut at right angles, incorporating the Zoological and Physical-Chemical Institutes. Adaptation to the existing eaves heights was required.

The design resulted in a symmetrical layout with two parallel institute buildings based on a roughly identical room programme for organic and inorganic chemistry. The lecture theatres were placed in the quiet zone between these buildings so that they could have been used by the institutes directly and separately from the outside. On the ground floor, the institute buildings were to be opened up by wide passageways to allow a visual relationship between the lecture theatre entrances and the adjacent streets and at the same time to give the peripheral buildings a certain lightness. The plan was to construct the buildings as a steel skeleton, which would be visible from the outside.

Immo Boyken, „Entwurfscharakteristika im Werk von Egon Eiermann aus der Zeit nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg“ , Diss., Universität Karlsruhe, Fakultät Architektur, Teil III, S. 68

Project-specific information

Project Competition reconstruction chemical-pharmaceutical institutes
Persons involved
  • Egon Eiermann, Architektur
Project period 1952

Object-specific information

Typology Institut (Gebäude), institutes (buildings); Universität (Gebäudekomplexe), universities (building complexes)

Site-specific information

Country Deutschland
City München