As part of the restructuring of Munich’s waste management operations, the existing, but inadequate Service Depot East on Truderinger Strasse is replaced with a new facility.
Constructed parallel to the railroad tracks bordering the property’s southern site boundary, the design proposes a building with vehicle access on all sides that uses an elevated platform to create space for all of the depot’s operations and to make the complex easily identifiable as a cohesive unit. The area below the platform is designated for the storage and maintenance of the garbage trucks and containers, with cleaning bays, equipment storage, the repair shop, an enclosed warehouse and a carport arranged in a functional, logical configuration from east to west. Employee facilities on the upper floors such as locker rooms, washrooms and the cafeteria form the crown of the building, with administrative offices set behind a mirrored east-facing façade overlooking the vehicle access area along Truderinger Strasse. This gives the facility its striking appearance from the road.
As a projection of the platform clad in bright-rolled aluminum, a concrete slab next to the entrance and the bypass juts into the otherwise paved surface and serves as an unroofed storage area for large skips attached to the main building on the western property line.
von Arenstorff, Christian (Project Leader)
Ingenieurbüro Prof. Dr. Scholz + Partner, Munich (Structural design)
Ingenieurbüro Huber, Munich (Building services)
Dipl.Ing. G. Zaharias, Munich (Landscape design)