Pavillon Olympic Swim Hall and Restaurant Nord, Munich, 1970-1972


The Pavilion” and Restaurant Nord” for the Summer Olympics in Munich (both no longer existing) document the further organoid development of the formal language jointly devised by Günther Domenig and Eilfried Huth. The supporting structure and the supply lines of the Pavilion” – a free-standing café in the swimming hall designed by Frei Otto and Fritz Leonhardt are visible and become the defining architectural element. The individual systems are differentiated by color and so have an even stronger effect. Restaurant Nord” was also a free-standing catering unit for 3000 people, criss-crossed by ramps and galleries that determined the structure of the building like nodes. Both projects are the built expression of the fundamental architectural ideas formulated in Medium Total”.

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