Promising 2nd place for urban design Munich-Riem
In the southwest corner of the Munich-Riem congress and exhibition area, an urban district for 2,500 residents, featuring high-quality open space, will shortly be realised. In a competition in which 15 offices were invited to participate, De Zwarte Hond has so far achieved second place. The agencies currently have the opportunity to revise their designs. Later this year, the jury will recommend one of the three winning designs for realization.
Between ‘congress city’ Munich-Riem and Kirchtrudering, a fifth extension is being constructed as a spatial continuation of the Riem Landscape Park. The spatial concept of the park, which consists of large open expanses and compact wooded areas, serves as the starting point. The existing wooded areas will be continued as neighbourhoods and the wide expanses of landscape will be incorporated as a structuring element.
The fifth expansion forms a new and separate part of the park: climate-active and diverse in building typologies and heights, with maximum greenery.
The continuation of the park and the intelligent design of the new ring road will create a total of seven districts. These neighbourhoods are connected by a car-free promenade, creating safe connections in a north-south direction. The neighbourhoods consist of plots on which varied buildings of four, six and eight floors are being built. The range in height allows for multiple views from many flats. At the same time, the different building heights respond to the scale of the street spaces and the context of the squares. Along the green corridors, the neighbourhoods are given a structured, folded edge that offers space for lively façades and versatile architecture.
The dense tree population of the Riem Landscape Park provides a space-shaping structure. This extends as a continuation of the park axes and the subdivision of the neighbourhoods. In contrast to the expansive landscapes, the compact neighbourhoods are stretched out in a network of open urban spaces, which converge in every neighbourhood to form a neighbourhood square. Important connections from the area, in particular from the Riem Landscape Park and the Kirchtrudering, have been included in the concept.
Two green corridors provide space for public leisure activities such as playing, sports and fitness. Finally, the green inner gardens offer residents their own open spaces for their privacy.