Experience in Action
Architecture, Exhibition

Designbuild in Architecture

TUM’s Architecture Museum is opening its largest and most comprehensive exhibition on “DesignBuild” to date – a teaching method offered at numerous architecture schools around the world, where students can plan, design, and implement projects on a full-scale basis. They build homes, theaters, schools, kindergartens, and hospitals, mostly in developing countries, but occasionally also in underserved areas on their own doorstep. The teaching method is not without criticism, but it offers students the opportunity to lend a hand and deal with unknown people, other cultures, and different materials.

DesignBuild has a long tradition, but in recent years has become an increasingly popular concept at many universities. The purpose of the exhibition is therefore to inform the general public about the social impact and longterm significance of this teaching method.

NEWS: part of the exhibition will travel to AIT Hamburg & DAZ Berlin

client/ TUM Munich
commissioner/ Andres Lepik
curator/ Vera Simone Bader
date/ May 19 – September 13, 2020
location/ Architektur Museum der TUM inside the Pinakothek der Moderne
design/ Benny Nast, Jazek Poralla at Labor Fou – milkmonkey, and Herman Verkerk at EventArchitectuur & master students TUM-Architektur
graphic design/ Benny Nast, Jazek Poralla, Labor Fou – milkmonkey
production/ Thomas Lohmaier, assistant curator/ Jakob Bahret
photography/ Stills from Video by AM-TUM – Photo’s by Laura Trumpp