Redevelopment of Youth Hostel Munich City


Together with the renovated existing building the new youth hostel will have an important presence on Winthirplatz. The new ensemble draws on the motif of the classical townhouse with a distinctly playful roofscape. This also provides the fassade to Winthirplatz with a clear rhythm.Window reveals of varying depth together with the play of light and shadow on the fassade enriches the street.A generous courtyard filters past the main entrance to form a small forecourt opening onto Winthirplatz; thereby carefully connecting public and private realm.

The proposed structure offers variation in room size, which affords flexibility in use. These rooms are based upon a modular system. Both the bathrooms and bed niches are developed as part of an extensive pre-fabricated „room-in-room“ system. This allows for different constellations, which may be easily changed with beds that can be folded away. Materials and detailing are simple and robust. The concept also allows for 2-bed rooms to be replaced with 4/6-bed rooms, easily increasing the number of beds in the hostel without reducing spatial qualities.

Short Facts


Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk
Landesverband Bayern e.V.

Planing Team

Structural Engineer
Knippers & Helbig – Stuttgart / Germany

Energy Concept
Transsolar Energietechnik – Stuttgart / Germany

Fire Protection Consultant / Germany
hhpberlin – Hamburg


2. Preis


4.700 m2 New
2.400 m2 Existing

The Team


Freie Architekten PartG mbB

Gymnasiumstraße 52
70174 Stuttgart

Telefon: +49 711 22936260
Fax: +49 711 22936273

4th Floor, Number 1
Lane 299, Fu Xing West Road
200031 Shanghai
P. R China

Telefon: +86 138 1396 0504