This new urban development area provides apartments, retail space and offices for about 3000 residents. The project’s main specifications include integrating amenities for a wide range of resident needs and creating an eye-catching landmark at the entrance to the new district.
Our design features three well-proportioned buildings, all linked by a mezzanine level extending across the entire site that houses retail and service units. The entrances to the three apartment blocks are separated from the commercial public areas and located on the level above. The mezzanine has been given a green roof that serves as a communal space for apartment residents; a pergola extending along the edge encloses the space. The staggered arrangement creates a clever architectural link that integrates the diverse functions of the district’s public and private spaces.
The façade serves as the key identity-shaping element: a changing grid pattern visually ties the buildings of the complex together. Open and closed façade elements are joined together by fixed and sliding metal panels in a slightly folded arrangement. This gives the three high-rises above the mezzanine level a different appearance from every perspective – the impression ranges from transparent to solid even though the number of open and closed surfaces is roughly the same on each of the façades.
Competition 2016, 1st prize
Residential, Urban Design, Retail
Investor: MünchenBau Bauträger GmbH
Gross floor area: 39756 m²
Gross volume: 143893 m³
Sauer, Manfred (Team Leader)
Hazard, Christopher (Project Leader)
Bell, Katrin (Project Leader)
Fuchs, Ulrike (Project Leader)
Salzmann, Torsten (Project Leader)
Wagner, Alexandra (Lead)
Shcherbakov, Pavel (Project Leader)
Prof. Dietrich, Carola (Lead)
Realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten, Munich (Landscape design)
Matthes Max Modellbau GmbH, Munich (Model making)
Vizoom, Berlin (Visualization)