Olaf Metzel – Fountain Sculpture Munich

  • Location

    München, Deutschland

  • Architect

    BUND K Landschaftsarchitekten

  • Client

    Landeshauptstadt München

  • Typology

    • Arts
  • Competition


  • Planning

    2017 - 2020

  • Execution


  • Scopes

    • LPH1 Basic analysis construction planning
    • LPH2 Preliminary draft
    • LPH3 Preliminary structural draft
    • LPH4 Submission planning
    • LPH5 Execution planning
    • LPH6 Collaboration in tender procedures
    • LPH7 Support of the construction work
    • LPH8 Collaboration in the local construction supervison
  • Materials

    • Steel & metal
    • Wood
  • Artist

    Olaf Metzel

The Building Department of the City of Munich has commissioned the competition winners, the artist Olaf Metzel and landscape architects BUND K , with the “umsonst und draußen” project for the design of the Bauhausplatz in Domagkpark.

The fountain sculpture by Olaf Metzel in the centre of the square creates an identity for the new quarter in the Schwabing-Freimann district; the square forms the entrance to the adjacent park to the east.

The “bench” motif was used as a central element and symbol for the public and consumption-free space. The benches are arranged in groups next to each other, singly or irregularly, and structure the square. In the central area of the square, in a hexagonal arrangement, the benches stack up to eight metres high as a fountain sculpture. Water flows down from numerous bench slats into the fountain basin, which is flush with the ground.

Individual slats were replaced by white polycarbonate panels with LED light sources as luminaires. This spares the need for additional square lighting, such as classic light poles.