Hof am Import Export

The courtyard in front of the restaurant and event venue "Import Export" as well as the spaces between the buildings of MUCCA and IMAL are used by local initiatives and external actors with actions and events. Workshops and events are held in the rooms, garden installations divide the space, and actions and materials make the inner life of the buildings visible.


Type of intervention: Action / Installation
Project character: temporary use / event / art
Theme: green city / sustainable city / social city
Project goal: catalyst / area development

Project location: Munich; Neuhausen-Nymphenburg; Dachauer Straße, corner Schwere-Reiter-Straße
Project dimension: 2.000m²

Project period: since 2014
Project duration: several years
Project frequency: permanent
Project timing: ongoing

Open space type: courtyard, driveway
Ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted

Clients: none
Creators: Import Export (Kunstzentrat e.V.), IMAL (kontrapunkt gGmbH), MUCCA // artists, gastronomy, associations
Project partners: unknown
Further actors: Münchner Tafel e.V., Kartoffelkombinat e.V., Culture Kitchen, and many more. // Associations, initiatives

(Commissioned) budget: none
Subsidies (IMAL): various subsidies from the City of Munich, Free State of Bavaria, EU
Own funds: entrance fees, gastronomy, sales, volunteer work, donations

Planning context ★★★★☆
Thematic planning context:
Conversion and transformation of an urban neighborhood.

Spatial planning reference:
In the context of the master plan for the creative quarter of Teleinternetcafé, the socio-cultural and artistic initiatives take an important role in the transformation of the neighborhood. "This special profile will be pursued in the urban planning and forms the starting point for a site-specific strategy" states Teleinternetcafé's homepage. The open spaces around the "Import Export" are an important interface between visitors and residents.

Research sources
Import Export (2019a). www.import-export.cc/menue/import-export.html, accessed 06 June 2019.
Import Export (2019b). Import Export Workshop. www.import-export.cc/menue/import-export-werkstatt-fuer-kinder-und-jugendliche.html, accessed 06/13/2019.
Import Export (2019c). DIALOG! - Discourse Series. www.import-export.cc/menue/vielfalt-im-quartier/97-dialog.html, accessed 06/13/2019.
TELE INTERNET CAFE (2012). Kreativquartier München - Städtebaulicher Ideenwettbewerb, 1st prize. teleinternetcafe.de/kqm/, accessed June 13, 2019.

Robert Rothe, Gero Engeser

Gero Engeser, TUM, 2019

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel