One other stadium and two museums. Another three hours and four subway stations.
Yes, I'm not done yet with Munich. Let's revisit what the capital of Bavaria has to offer, and this time I will not only talk about buildings. I went under the shades, slipped between buildings, and lurked underground to discover interesting spaces!
Sometimes I feel that I focus too much to check the popular places and did not realize that there are actually a lot of other interesting stuff to examine. And that other stuff are just all around. With this perception shift in mind, I found all these underground gem throughout the city ready to be admired!
Allianz Arena by Herzog and de Meuron
Okay, I admit that I did not put any hassle on finding this one. However, they only put up this wonderful color only when Bayern Munchen win the match. So, come at the right time!
On the note of the building facade, It was one of the early projects of HdM's stadium that uses ETFE pillow as facade and also roof enclosure. The pillow facade features integrated lighting system that will illuminate each pillow and can be programmed to tune different color accordingly. Therefore the face of the building is always changing, informing out what's happening on the match inside. Allianz Arena was built in 2005, three years before the firm's Bird Nest and Water Cube. The use of rhomboid pattern is pretty clever moves to minimize the amount of module variation needed due to the stadium overall geometry. Along with that, notice the circulation stairs are neatly placed together in parallel to the angle of ETFE pillows. The glow inside the stairs tube adds another layer of depth of view. Brilliant!
Brandhorst Museum by Sauerbruch Hutton
Look at that meticulously curated facade!
The building embodies very simple massing strategy and focus more on the curation of color composition of the facade element. Interesting, to see all those color combination of each facade elements in a distance creates a different perception of color.
Reminds me of Van Gogh.
Pinakothek der Moderne Museum
This museum is more like a temple of modern art collection because of its massive scale of the building. Apart from its size, it also features one of the unique displays in museums, the giant teaser wall. It performs as a preview before getting into the actual gallery space. A pretty interesting approach as they architecture scale display then begin to create dialogue with the adjacent spaces.
The height of the ceiling is utilized to hang large-scale sculpture and to occupy the void as people can observe the sculpture from different levels.
3 Hours and 4 Subway Stations
And it can be done for less than 3 Euros!
And for 5...
Keep it going and, onto the next one. Ciao!