Hospice – House of Life


The main driver of our design process was to free the building from the diverse challenges of the site. To grant him a self-evident right of his own, based on himself and the function.

Accordingly, our design takes up the formative element of the property, the curvature along the property line, and uses this to develop the building’s fish-belly structure. The curve on the street side wraps its fingers protectively around the rooms opening onto the courtyard and the old stock of trees. The sweeping curves keep the references of the individual rooms adjustable and thus form the basic structure of the design that is as simple as it is robust. It enables the protective and at the same time binding gesture to be further developed together in the further process and in this way to be able to absorb external and internal influences without jeopardizing the overall concept.

  • Location: Munich, Giesing
  • Competition for the realisation: 04.2022
  • Gross Floor Space: approx. 3.170 m2
  • Property: approx. 1040 m2
  • Sponsor: Hospizdienst DaSein e.V. München
  • Project Team: Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, Lisa Yamaguchi, Lucia Ramirez Fernandez de la Puente, Victoria Fernandez, Sang-Hyub Lee, Melissa Rizvanovic
220411_3sp_hdl_martinlutherstr-min visualisation view Martin-Luther-Street
220411_3sp_hdl_weinbauerstr-min visualisation view Weinbauerstraße