About BNKR

BNKR is an exhibition space dedicated to the latest tendencies of contemporary art and architecture residing in an aboveground bunker under heritage protection in Munich/Nord-Schwabing. BNKR was founded in 2014 by Munich entrepreneur Stefan F. Höglmaier (Euroboden GmbH) to enhance his long-term engagement for cultural projects by creating a multidisciplinary platform that furthers exchange and dialogue. Under the guidance of Nina Pettinato a curator is annually selected to realize exhibitions and an accompanying program encouraging the dialogue between art, architecture and other disciplines such as design, science, philosophy and music.

The building housing BNKR is a project by Stefan F. Höglmaier’s company Euroboden GmbH; it is the only aboveground bunker in Germany under heritage protection that has been allowed to turn all stories into daylit spaces. The restoration and renovation were executed by raumstation Architekten from Starnberg. With its historically sensitive transformation and repurposing, the bunker on Ungererstraße has moved to finally become part of the present day and future.

raumstation Architekten Starnberg
Construction time: February 2012 – Spring 2014
Exhibition space: basement + ground floor / three appartments / penthouse
Sculpture: Tony Cragg (2005), „Discussion“, Bronze, 170 x 190 x 240cm.

001_Stefan F. Höglmaier. Photography: Julian Baumann.

002_Nina Pettinato. Photography: An Laphan.

003_raumstation Architekten, Tim Sittmann-Haury, Fränzi Essler, Walter Waldrauch. Photography: Jens Passoth.