In the mid-nineteenth century, the building of the railway line from Munich to the greenbelt recreation area at Starnberg and the construction of the railway station directy on the lake cut the town off from the shore. The currently planned repositioning of the railway line, with a reduction in the number of tracks, makes it possible to clarify the existing topography.
The design is based on the idea of a new type of interaction between natural and artificial topgraphic facts and the current division of the railway route. The town and lake are to be linked together again, with the railway line representing both a compnent of the lake shore and also an element connecting it with the town. The way in which the naturally curving shoreline crosses the straight railway line recalls the graphic picture of an amplitude wave; the railway is flanked by a lake side and a town side. These two areas with different characteristics - the lake side as natural, soft, open terrain, and the city side as an urban, solid, condensed area - are to be connected to each other using overlapping, specific path routes and transitions to give them a common identity.
As a counterbalance to the concise urban elements, the lake shore will receive a corresponding upgrade: a wooden footbridge in the shape of a loop is a playful element and also represents a homage to the English folly.
Gil Muñoz, Leticia
vizoom, Berlin (Visualization)