A Roof-Top Garden at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn

A Roof-Top Garden at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn


(0,5 SWS / 1,5 ECTS)

Language:       German / English

Time:                First on-site visit: 12 April 2024, 11 a.m.. Room: Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn

                          Interim correction: 17 May 2024, 11 a.m., with Dr Eva Kraus, Director / Intendant of the Bundeskunsthalle

                          Jury: 21 July 2024, 11 a.m., Dr Eva Kraus, Dr Murielle Hladik, Prof Axel Sowa

Room:              Helmut-Kohl-Allee 4, 53113 Bonn

Lecturers:        Prof. Axel Sowa, Dr. Murielle Hladik 

The aim of this impromptu project is to improve the conditions of use of the Bundeskunsthalle’s roof terrace. The building was planned in the early 1990s by architect Gustav Peichl. The task is to design a sustainable garden project. Criteria are the resource-conserving choice of materials (urban mining, upcycling), sustainable water management, use of solar and wind energy, choice of planting and the concept for garden maintenance. Due to the difficult access to the roof, the aim is to invent a modular, demountable system. The roof garden is intended to enrich the museum with a shady, wind-protected place that invites visitors to linger.