The Pasinger Hofgärten complex is a key element in the reconfiguration of Munich’s Pasing district. As a communal space, the complex is well integrated into this established urban center; in an urban planning context, it also provides a strong barrier to the railway lines.
The design of the robust block-like structure, with cut-outs for the interior courtyards, responds to the Pasing urban pattern characterized by low-rise, small-footprint architecture. By cladding the building in materials familiar to the area, the design integrates the large-scale structure into its environs. The brickwork that mirrors the façade of the historic railway station across the street is a key identity-shaping device. While the outward facing walls are rendered in plaster, the section walls facing the courtyards are clad in clinker brickwork. The façade facing the railway station is defined as a section wall as well, referencing the station with its cladding material. The principle behind the architectural integration positions the Pasinger Hofgärten as a place for social interaction. The ground level is designated for hospitality and retail units; the upper floors house commercial and doctors’ offices. A primary school with a daycare center and a kindergarten occupies another section.
Grundmann, Veit (Project Leader)
Boll + Partner, Stuttgart (Structural design)
IBF Ingenieure, Munich, Ebert Ingenieure, Muncih (Building services)
Topotek 1, Berlin (Landscape design)
Kersken & Kirchner, Munich (Fire proofing)
Müller-BBM, Planegg (Building physics)