The SP CE project used the building of the former "Alte Akademie" before the upcoming reconstruction. It offered artists and cultural workers rent-free space for a limited time.


Type of intervention: Action
Project character: temporary use / art / events
Theme: active city / shortage of space
Project goal: transformation / branding / creative industries

Project location: Munich; Alte Akademie, Neuhauser Str. 8-10
Project dimension: approx. 1,300m2

Project period: January - May 2019
Project duration: 5 months
project frequency: one-time
Project timeliness: completed

Type of open space: interior
ownership: private land
Accessibility: with access restriction: target group restriction (actors) with open days for everyone

Client*s: SIGNA Real Estate // Entrepreneur
Creators: SIGNA Prime Selection // entrepreneur
Project partners: Competence Team Cultural and Creative Industries, City of Munich // Administration
Other actors: 40 artists

(Commissioned) budget: unknown
Funding: Funding program "Renewable Mobile", City of Munich, Federal Ministry for the Environment
Own funds: investor's own funds; crowdfunding.

Planning context ★☆☆☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The Pop Up Academy provided actors with favorable space to develop projects and network. The project creates space for actors* to contribute to an active and creative city.

Spatial planning reference:
The project was in the context of the rededication and reconstruction of the Alte Akademie. The Pop Up Stores made the formerly closed area accessible to a broader public. Beyond that, there was no planning reference.

Research sources
Alte Akademie, 08.02.19. Alte Akademie ist Raum für Kultur- und Kreativschaffende. alte-akademie.com/2019/02/08/alte-akademie-ist-raum-fuer-kultur-und-kreativschaffende/, 08.06.19.
Kohrs, Camilla, Süddeutsche Zeitung. Interim use "SP CE" in the pedestrian zone starts. URL: https://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/alte-akademie-fussgaengerzone-kreativ-pop-up-zwischennutzung-1.4284502, 14.06.19
Leingruber, R., 2019 SP CE. www.sp-ce.de, 14.06.19
Enninger, J., 2019 #kreativmuenchen crowdfunding. kreativ-muenchen-crowdfunding.de/h/crowdfunding.html, 13.06.19
Steinburg von, E., 08.02.18. Old Academy: a call for help for the arcades. www.abendzeitung-muenchen.de/inhalt.aerger-um-bauprojekt-alte-akademie-ein-hilferuf-fuer-die-arkaden.71067697-e2a2-4896-8e4c-87a78ac14ff1.html, 17.06.19

Carina Brandl, Caren Huckle, Amelie Kessler

Interventions - Container Collective: Neville and Robinson; This is not a chip shop: T. Mühlbach + A. Höhne/halle6; Alte Utting: Alte Utting GmbH; Giesinger Grünspitz: Green City e.V. + TUM DesignBuild, photo: J. Nefzger; Piazza Zenetti: raumzeug

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