The Interims Audimax is a wooden lecture hall in Munich's Technical University that is finished with a facade of rough-cut spruce planks which appear to delicately ripple in the light. Architecture studio Deubzer Konig + Rimmel created the temporary structure to accommodate the University's growing number of students. Built with a limited budget—just 60% of normal building costs—the structure itself is simple, but the exterior is made up of an elegant undulating surface.
The structure is a practical space which primarily consists of two lecture halls containing 479 and 288 seats. Beneath these are the foyer, bathrooms and technical facilities. Designed to make the maximum use of the space, the two lecture halls are divided by a single corridor which allows handicapped access.
The wooden design was constructed to last up to 20 years, with the facade’s black wood stain used to minimize any appearance of the wood’s natural aging. Deubzer Konig + Rimmel‘s design not only serves as a functional lecture hall but creates a dynamic temporary solution to Munich Technical University’s increased classroom needs.
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