Urban Interfaces


The site with its predominant, listed buildings plays an ambiguous role in the texture of western Munich – it is calling for a specific approach to be developed.
Of what importance is the ubiquitous question of housing and density? How to treat the leisure value alongside the free, south-facing spaces along the tracks? What role will the old buildings play?

The task is to transform the site to form an adapted urbanistic concept.
This does neither simply mean a new masterplan, nor any tabula rasa concept, but the careful evaluation of the deficits and potentials of the area, taking into consideration the vicinity, the overall situation in the Munich context, specific opportunity brought in by location and the existing buildings and many more. Thus, an overall analysis must be the starting point, on-site as much as in terms of research. 

Housing seems the logical core theme. The aim is to come up with the concept for a dense quarter with well designed dwellings and a clear allocation of public and semi-public spaces. 
To establish and support an urban atmosphere of multifaceted and vital character that is attracting users from around, the choice of additional program and its precise allocation will be a key concern.





W01 / TU 15.10. / 11.00 / kick off / studio room 2249 /
INPUT 1: sustainable urbanism


W01 / TH 17.10. / 13.00-15.00 / visit to the mail distribution station
Arnulfstraße 195 / photo assignment


W02 / TU 22.10. / 14.00-18.00 / desk crit
INPUT 2: types and the city / pin-up photo assignment results


W03 / TU 29.10. / 14.00-18.00 / desk crit
INPUT / WORKSHOP 3: re-usage and potential of big buildings


W04 / TU 05.11. / intermediate review 1


W04 / FR 08.11. / studio FIELD TRIP
+ voluntary modular assignment


W05 / TU 12.11. / 14.00-18.00 / desk crit
INPUT 4: types of public space


W06 / TU 19.11. / 14.00-18.00 / desk crit
INPUT 5: dwelling and housing typology


W08 / TU 03.12. / intermediate review 2
including presentation of the field trip assignment‘s results


W11 / 24.12. - 6.1. / christmas break


W13 / TU 14.01. / intermediate review 3


W16 / TU 04.02. / final presentation during OPEN WEEK