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Gallery Lenbachhaus, Munich/Germany

completed ensemble

General reinstatement and alteration of the municipal gallery in Lenbachhaus, Munich, the building complex of one of the world's leading museums, consisting of the original building, 'Villa Lenbach' and the extension buildings, was of limited use. In pre-planning, the office of 'Foster and Partners', commissioned with the redevelopment, firstly analysed the building history and functionality and created a new room allocation plan, according to user requirements.

DIEDERICHS' performance mainly included cost and schedule control and overall project coordination. In the pre-planning phase, a cost reduction of 7% was achieved. Other costs saving possibilities were relayed.

The architectural concept focussed on leaving the core of the historic ensemble unaltered whilst visually exposing 'Villa Lenbach'. The general reinstatement and the necessary major extensions to the circulation space through the addition of the second floor (cross-bar) as well as the change of room functionality and arrangement are to be realised in stages, maintaining current museum operation.

Therefore, DIEDERICHS was also commissioned with management of the relocation of art and administration into interim rooms for the duration of the construction period.

at a glance


Regional capital of Munich, construction department


Foster and Partners, Berlin



Gross surface area

approx. 12.030 m²

Gross volume

approx. 50.400 m³


approx. 62,0 Mio. € gross


2003 to 2012


Cost and schedule controll
Project coordination

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