The Narrative Factory, a Place for Critical Munich

by veryagudo



Diploma thesis by Toni Schade made in April 2011 at Innsbruck University.

The project deals with the lack of undefined, non-functioning places in Munich, it explains why this is a problem for a diverse urban community and visualizes a conceptual and spatial solution:
A critical place for counterculture.

By introducing a critical situation with the character traits of the fragment to the center of Munich vital space created the conditions for a sustainable quality of life for the residents of this city and creating vital space.


“Absence –

The essence of the ruin is described mainly with the concept of absence. Absence in every sense, a positive means of incompleteness, thus means potential, freedom and the a result of what the creative processes provoke. If the absence, however detached from the track to the memorial and in the assigned track a possible contemporary is, then it is no longer the ruins but the inherent fragment. The ruin is the “no longer”, the fragment is the “not yet”. The “yet” is the essence of possibility space, the fragment and the shift are tools to create space.”



Along the central and public space, the demolition of the building façade stocks a series of hollow ruins. They form the core message of the design: they are a possibility to make the space a primary structure for disposal and processing, and to continue to build the nest of narratives. The body, which is composed of the many hollow spaces called “the fragment”, is phenomenologically understood as opposition to ruin.

“The fact that the ruins receive us warmly and kindly after all, and that they attract us with their cracks and flaking surfaces, could this not really be a sign of the material taking revenge, having recaptured it’s original life?” The Gutai Manifesto