The densification measures in Munich necessitated by the great demand for more residential space has provided the opportunity to give the suburb Neuperlach its own identity. The town planning experiment from the 60s and 70s demonstrates a kind of urban flair in its buildings, but fails to provide space which works as a public square.
The objective of the new citizen’s centre, which accommodates a social community area, a cultural citizen’s office, dining facilities, a festival hall and apartments, is therefore to enhance the networked character of the urban design more clearly and thus establish the required priority for public space. Boundaries are dismantled, clear spatial situations are created, superior visual connections are facilitated. A longitudinal residential element finishes the top of the building, not least to make use of the southern orientation. The frieze element, formed by a variety of net-like structures in the intermediate space and pronounced horizontal bands limiting the moulded design, distinguishes the architectural appearance of the building. Each function has its own specific structure, which corresponds with the inner requirements in a unique way.
Culture, Retail, Residential
Investor: Landeshauptstadt München
Prof. Dietrich, Carola (Project Leader)
Gil Muñoz, Leticia
Transsolar, Munich (Energy planning)
Knippers Helbig Ingenieure, Munich (Structural design)
hhpberlin, Munich(Fire proofing)
Realgrün, Munich (Landscape design)
vizoom, Berlin (Visualization)
Matthes Max Modellbau GmbH, Munich (Model making)