As part of a job creation and qualification measure, the „Bauhütte Hasenbergl“ (literally “church masons’ guild Hasenbergl") trains adolescents and young adults in various trades it then applies to redevelopment activities within the district. The unique aspects of this project include the combination of artistic practices with concrete building tasks and the establishment of a cooperative association.
Source: Robert Sprang
The district Hasenbergl on the northern fringes of Munich was built between 1960 and 1970, pursuing the ideal of a structured and broken up city. More than 26.000 residents were housed here in approximately 8.200 apartments. The district has a very high proportion of council apartments and currently accommodates an above average number of immigrants.
The district has been a redevelopment area since 1997 and was additionally included in the Federal and State Programme “Social City” (Soziale Stadt). The objectives of the “integrated action concept” for Hasenbergl include the expansion of available housing, improving the quality of life in public spaces and the residential environment, upgrading or creating, respectively, infrastructure facilities – also including training centres and places of employment - as well as the active involvement of residents.
Source: Henning Koepke
The training centre „Bauhütte Hasenbergl“ is an element of the local job creation initiative „Junge Arbeit” run by the social counselling service. It was established as a manufacturing workshop for façade stones with the aim of involving adolescents from the district in local renewal activities.
The initiative’s employment policy concept is focused on the target group of socially disadvantaged young adolescents who are hard to place on the primary employment market. As the renewal activities in the district continued, an artistic focus crystallized on the one hand and a business initiative on the other. In the course of cooperating with artists on construction projects, the „Bauhütte Hasenbergl“ developed letter stones for the redesign of a public space, for example. In another project, relief slabs for a nursery school were worked on jointly with children. Annually, the job creation scheme provides about 80 adolescents with professional qualifications in painting and decorating, printing, carpentry, catering and construction. In 2002, the cooperative association „made in hasenbergl“ was established. The cooperative is aimed at also providing the adolescents with longer-term job perspectives. Two lines of business exist so far, both exploiting gaps in the market: interior design with terrazzo surfaces and the project „diner“. This project provides temporary catering services for construction site canteens, mess halls etc. A small tent serves as a “floating” building for these temporary events.
The cooperative is supported conceptually by the Department of Employment and the Economy as well as the Munich Municipal Planning Office. Investment measures are assisted by the programme “Social City”.
|From 1997||Renewal activities in the redevelopment area Hasenbergl by the training centre “Bauhütte Hasenbergl”|
|Spring 2002||Foundation of the cooperative association “made in hasenbergl”|
|Autumn 2003||The cooperative takes up operative business|
|2005||Economic independence of the cooperative association “made in hasenbergl”|
|2006||The cooperative association “made in hasenbergl” carrys out the construction of the new altar for Munich´s parish church Saint Benno.|
|2011||Planning of an additional new building for the local job creation initiative „Junge Arbeit”.|
Source: Henning Koepke
- Supporting the integration of adolescents and young adults in the employment market (employment, qualification, training)
- Job creation for the Hasenbergl district and the north of Munich
- Upgrading the district, particularly with artistic elements
- Promotion of mixed use in a mono-structured district
- Enhancing resident identification with the district
Types of measures
Source: Büro Ottmann
- Artistic projects with adolescents and young adults as part of job creation and qualification measures in the urban renewal
- Joint production of construction elements with nursery-school children
- Foundation of the cooperative association “made in hasenbergl”
- Supply of commercial construction work (concrete technology)
- Realization of participation projects with children including the design of schools and playschools
Source: Büro Ottmann
This combination of art and urban renewal was developed as part of a job creation initiative and provides participants with an opportunity to experience public recognition for the work they have done and the skills they have acquired. The artistic elements simultaneously enhance resident identification with the district. The secondary development of the initiative into a cooperatively organized branch of operation opens up career perspectives for young residents that extend beyond the “classic” employment policy measure portion. The project at the same time contributes to providing a mix of uses in a mono-structural district.
- Ottmann, Peter (2002): Kunst, Architektur, "Bauhütte Hasenbergl" und das Programm Soziale Stadt (Art, Architecture, „Bauhütte Hasenbergl“ and the Programme „Social City“). In: Soziale Stadt "info 10", Dec. 2002. Berlin (photo 3)
- Ottmann, Peter (2002): Kunst in der Stadterneuerung Hasenbergl (Art in the Hasenbergl District Renewal). In: „bau intern“ magazine, issue 11/2002, magazine of the Bavarian State Building Authority. Munich
- Ottmann, Peter (Hg.) (2001): Kunst, Architektur und die Bauhütte Hasenbergl. Projekte der Stadterneuerung Hasenbergl, Arbeitskatalog zur Ausstellung März/April 2001 (Art, Architecture and the „Bauhütte Hasenbergl. Projects for the Urban Renewal of Hasenbergl, Working Catalogue for the Exhibition in March/April 2001). Munich (photos 1, 2 + 5)
- Cooperative association "made in hasenbergl" (n. y.): Schmucksteine (Decorative Stones). Brochure. Munich (photo 4)
Ottmann, Peter; Keller, Christoph (Hg.) (2004): Hasenbergl, Art, Architecture, Masons’ Guild - A Documentation (Hasenbergl. Kunst, Architektur, Bauhütte - Eine Dokumentation). Frankfurt a.M.
Poject site on Google-Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/C8e3UMnUxAv
The projekt site ist to be found at postal code: 80933 - town: München - street: Aschenbrennerstraße.
Last update: 02.10.2017