With the BUNNYHILL state foundation in autumn 2004, the Münchner Kammerspiele explored the relationship between periphery and centre, between city core and outskirts, on various levels of content as well as aesthetics. In 2006 Bunnyhill returned to the city and dealt with Munich's city centre and its specific structure under the question "WHO OWES THE CITY"?
If one looks at the perfect charisma of Munich's centre, which on the one hand holds all the qualities of a big city, on the other hand it seems trapped in its image with Munich as a "tourist superbrand", utopia-drained and always afflicted with the fear of ever becoming metropolitan and thus also more confusing.
In collaboration with Bunnyhill and morePlatz ag., Palais Mai gave the city of Munich a temporary urban utopia in a symbiosis of architectural intervention and the theatres. The aim of the intervention was a temporary reinterpretation of the city centre by creating different, places of longing within a new, imagined city.
MUNICH BECOMES MUNJING
Unlike Munich, MÜNJING is not an ideal city. Münjing is an invitation to the inhabitants to sharpen their sense for the city! Münjing grows with the means of announcement and imagination. In a fantastic, structural simulation, Münjing is asserted as a harbour city.
For this purpose, eight 40ft overseas containers are placed on the Stachus in the form of a large, 8m high and 24m wide wall stage. Various complementary projects were put up for discussion on three large construction panels as a presentation of emerging changes in the urban space. Now individual rooms offer play and installation space on the theme: WHO DOES THE CITY BELONG TO? The "construction site" becomes the dynamic and open nucleus of a new urban space for Münjing.