Die moderne Bar

Die moderne Bar


The “new Maxburg”, a post-war modernist building located in the heart of Munich, was built by revered architects Sep Ruf and Theo Papst in 1957. It now belongs to the very small assortment of heritage listed modernist buildings in Munich. This space truly adopts the period’s virtues and ideologies, where clear and functional forms were revived, opposing the former and more abundant decorative gestures applied previously and now protected throughout Munich.

Statement of the jury

The interpretive use of materials common in the 1950s, such as brass, concrete and terrazzo, facilitated the creation of a fascinating atmosphere that unites the historic character of the building with contemporary aesthetics.

Special Mention

Excellent Communications Design