Munich American High School at Perlacher Forst

1950s, architecture, modernism, munich, us army — Benedikt @ 10:40 am

Schule in der Amerikanischen Siedlung (Loibl, 1955)

After the war, the US miltary administration erected many buildings for their staff in Germany. A fine example of modern architecture in post-war Munich was the US school centre at the housing area Cincinattistraße / General-Kalb-Weg (Google Map) in quiet suburban Perlach. The housing area had been built in the 1950s by Karl Loibl, Hans A. Endres, Immanuel Kroeker, Otto Roth and Carl Kergl and included a cinema, a PX store and a hamburger restaurant.
Not only had the school been built after the modern concept of age-specific environments - small buildings for the 60 children in primary school and larger buildings for the 30 children in secondary - buit had all the amenities like recreational rooms and a cafeteria - then unknown in German schools.
Unfortunately the friendly and light original architecture has been heavily modified between 1994 and 2003 and the characteristic 1950s interior decoration has been lost completely.

Schule in der Amerikanischen Siedlung (Loibl, 1955)

High school

Schule in der Amerikanischen Siedlung (Loibl, 1955)

Casino

Wohnhaus in der Amerikanischen Siedlung (Loibl, 1955)

Apartment house

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1 Comment »

  1. Remember it well….graduated from Munich American HS in 1968
    Nice page..

    Comment by alexander modenos — December 23, 2008 @ 3:51 am

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