Winner Of Art In Building

The winners of the "Kunst am Bau" competition for the ESM's extension building are officially confirmed: the judging panel has chosen designs by Veronike Hinsberg and the artist group STOEBO (Cisca Bogman & Oliver Störmer). These entries will be exhibited at the ESM from the 15th to 19th May 2017. The organiser of the competition was the "Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben" (BImA), which commissioned the "Staatliches Bauamt München 1" for its implementation.

Art in Building is considered an element of building culture and is an integral part of the construction of a building. The ESM's competition was about different design proposals for the three interior and exterior areas of the new school premise. 81 artists participated in this two-phase competition and submitted a total of 111 proposals. The panel of judges awarded Veronike Hinsberg with the first prize for the school's outdoor area and the nursery. Under the title "curtain - cortina - cohort", she developed three different gate designs. In an artistic way, the necessary limitation of the school grounds connects to the environment and neighbourhood, interpreting the rigid element of the gates as a moving curtain, explained the panel of judges.

The artists' group STOEBO won the first prize for the recreation hall and staircase of the Primary School. Under the title "Onomatopoeia", the design combines various elements as a continuous wall painting that runs through the rooms and corridors. "The interplay of colours, language theories, sounds and animal worlds is the strength of the concept", said the panel of judges.

Since the ESM's main building in Neuperlach has reached the limit of its capacity, the Primary School as well as part of the Kindergartens will be housed there. From the 2019/2020 school year onwards, the new school building will open its doors for 1,500 children.

© Press release (short version) courtesy of the "Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben"