Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Villa and newly built house
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Villa interior view 1
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Villa interior view 2
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Villa interior view 3
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house rearside
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house interior view 1
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house interior view 2
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house interior view 3
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house interior view 4
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Newly built house interior view 5
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – New building interior view 6
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Cafeteria
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Villa before the renovation
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Building site 1
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Building site 2
Goethe-Institut Myanmar – Building site 3
Reconstruction and new building for Goethe-Institut Myanmar
Since May 2018 the Goethe-Institut Myanmar resides in a colonial villa from the 1920s in the capital city Yangon. After winning an architectural competition OLIVER GERHARTZ Architektur and TSSB architekten.ingenieure from Berlin were appointed for the renovation of the villa, construction of new buildings and design of the outdoor area. The architects, together with the office for technical services Heiman Engineers and GSE Engineers for structural engineering, also from Berlin, have been operating successfully for many years abroad.
The concept envisaged to retain the generous park-like site with its existing tall trees and with subtle additions and modifications to harmonize it with the space requirements of the Goethe-Institut.
The historical villa, a center piece of the site, was renovated in coordination with the local heritage authority and appears externally unaltered. It now accommodates classrooms, gallery spaces and part of the administration.
Sideward from the villa an elongated two-storey bar is constructed to house the library and conference room. The building, like the other two newly-builts, is inspired be the traditional local architecture. This is in contrast with the colonial style of the much older historical villa without questioning its dominance.
A cafeteria with kitchen opposite the new building and a living quarters for a caretaker are the other two newly-builts. Both these buildings conform to high local building standards. The construction works, with the exception of the roofing, and the MEP works were carried out by local contractors.
All buildings fulfill the highest standards of building services, earthquake stability (EUROCODE 8), fire protection, soundproofing and buildings physics.
Planning (LP 1-8):
OLIVER GERHARTZ Architektur, Berlin
TSSB architekten.ingenieure, Berlin
KG 400: ca. 1.465.000 EUR
KG 300: ca. 3.250.000 EUR
KG 200 - 700: ca. 6.400.000 EUR
BGF Old building: ca. 1.000 m2
BGF New buildings: ca: 1.200 m2
Heimann Ingenieure GmbH, Berlin
GSE Ingenieur-Gesellschaft mbH Saar, Enseleit und Partner, Berlin