This design is for a building complex with residential and office space to be developed in Munich’s centrally located Neuhausen neighborhood. Featuring wood hybrid construction and façade greening, the high-quality, sustainable and economical design of the new complex promises to become a future model for urban timber architecture.
This hybrid development with café hub has a distinctive, elegant look that acts as a stabilizing element within the neighborhood. Elevating the roofline in one corner of the complex transforms the intersection of Rupprecht Strasse and Gabrielen Strasse into a character-defining landmark for Neuhausen. In a visual nod to the architecture from the Gründerzeit period, we have incorporated the thick horizontal stripes of neighboring mid-19th century buildings into our design. The heavy plinth base, also a common feature in the streetscape, contrasts with the timber of the upper floors in both color and material.
This distinct façade design puts the unique character of the complex on display, as well as the purpose of the interior spaces, as is evident in the apartments, for instance, which are clad in a lighter tone of timber than the offices. These units have the timber cladding, window surrounds, windows and planters each set at a different depth, giving the façade a subtly sculptural quality as well as visual complexity. All of the flat roofs and terraces are extensively landscaped, while the staggered rooflines of the offices and garden apartments create several roof terraces for the residents to enjoy.
Investor: Bauwerk München 22 GmbH
Gross floor area: 21140 m²
Stetter, Veronika (Team Leader)
Mehlert, Claudia (Project Leader)
Park, Justina Yun-Ju
von Mosch, Alexandra
Gradenegger, Ulrich (Lead)
Seidl+Partner, Regensburg (Structural design / Building services)
hhpberlin, Munich (Fire proofing)
PMI GmbH, Unterhaching (Building physics)
Schüller Landschaftsarchitekten, Munich (Landscape design)
P/O Consulting GmbH, Munich (LEED certification)
bloomimages, Hamburg (Visualization)