TUM Campus in the Olympic Park, Munich (DE)

Located in the park of the Bavarian capital created for the 1972 Olympic games, the campus houses the Department of Sport and Health Sciences of the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The slogan of those games, “Light, freshness and generosity” is just as applicable to this design. The airy, pavilion-like spacious building made of wood and glass provides a clear layout for the various research, training and sports facilities. Its slender outline – 180 meters long by 150 meters wide – fits sensitively into Günter Benisch′s master plan.
An impressive 18-meter timber cantilever partially shelters the outside sports pitches. Like the branches of a tree, an internal corridor serves as a central circulation route with direct access to the sports fields and main communal areas. Patios punctuate the center of the building, bringing richness and variety and directing natural light inside the compact construction.

Webcam construction site TUM Campus in the Olympic Park

Video TUM Campus in fast motion (Copyright: Marcus Buck)

Client: Bayern, Bauamt München
Location: D-80809 Munich, Olympiapark
Architecture: Dietrich | Untertrifaller with Balliana Schubert
Project management: Peter Nussbaumer, Heiner Walker
Competition: 2015
Construction: 2017-2020 / 2022
Area: 42,200 m² gross floor area, 37,900 m² net room area, approx. 20 ha sports areas
Capacity: 14 gymnasiums, 12 auditoriums, 15 laboratories, 5 studios, 300 offices

structural engineering: Merz Kley Partner, Dornbirn / HAVCR: Vasko+Partner, Vienna / electronics: bbs-project, Tiefenbach / thermal simulations: Hausladen, Kirchheim / acoustics: Obermeyer, Munich / landscape: Balliana Schubert, Zurich / rendering: Expressiv, Vienna /// photos: Marcus Buck, Angela Lamprecht