|PROF:||PROF. DIETRICH FINK, CHAIR OF URBAN ARCHITECTURE, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN|
|TEAM:||SONJA LECHNER & ARMIN ASCHENBRENNER|
The aim of this project was to conceive a learning center for the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). The plot is located between the busy Ludwigstraße and the edge of the Englisher Garten. The motto for this project was the idea that informal spaces enable subversive thoughts, hence the name meaning the thought-factory.
The pursued concept was to place a transparent and open volume surrounded by three functional towers between the trees surrounding the lot, to create an informal and productive studying atmosphere. The program was divided into three stacked halls containing an active learning space, a silent library and a flexible event space as well as a maker space underground. The materials and building components, such as the wall-sized doors and the saw-tooth roof, were sourced from industrial architecture to keep costs low and to entice users to feel free to use the space according to their needs.