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Ludlstrasse Munich

Creating New Neighborhoods

The largest housing association in Munich, GEWOFAG, wants to redevelop the post war residential area around the Ludlstrasse into a vibrant mixed-use urban quarter. The plan builds on the defined urban framework: an elongated building as a sound barrier along the highway, combined with urban villas in green.

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‘Neue Nachbarschaften’ transforms the proposed residential area into a collection of neighborhoods. The organization of the quarter is based on the model of a family: every single component gets a distinctive identity, and is part of a bigger entity at the same time. That bigger entity is the surrounding public realm.

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By incorporating the realm into every building we shape the transition between public and private space into 3 different levels: the public, communal and private landscape.

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Public landscape                                                                                                                   

Sport fields and playgrounds are realized within the public domain. Two nurseries, a nursing home, a community center and various studio spaces activate the public realm. At these particular places, paths are widened and transformed into small squares, as new reference and meeting points.

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Community gardens

Several smaller neighborhoods are distinguished within the public domain: new ‘Nachbarschaften’. Two, sometimes three buildings are clustered around a central square. The surrounding ground level is slightly lifted, with an elevated seating edge, to clearly articulate the neighborhoods. The clustered buildings are designed as entities with their own character and identity. With movable chairs the green area can be tailored to the personal mood and needs of the residents, and the space is equipped with playgrounds for smaller children.

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Private terraces

The new neighborhoods create a feeling of solidarity and safety, stimulate interaction and ensure the emergence of a social cohesion. Gradually sloping building sections create an optimal connection with nature and sunlight accession. Each building has a set-back with private garden, each apartment has a balcony, loggia or terrace. Through this, the green space is also extended into the buildings, getting a private character.

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Year

2015

Location

Munich, Germany

Type

Masterplan, Public Space

Team & partners

Michiel Van Driessche
Deborah Lambert
Marnix Vink
Carlijn Klomp
Tea Hadzizulfic
Willemijn van Manen
Laura Spenkelink
Mei Architects and Planners
Model & Objekt

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  7. Bao’An G107 Corridor
  8. Cartesius Quarter
  9. Public Space Alpen
  10. Smakkelaarsveld Utrecht
  11. Darmstadt Masterplan 2030+
  12. Jonas Amsterdam
  13. Healthy Tracks
  14. Waterfront Novosibirsk
  15. City Square Tyumen
  16. Urban Food Forest Rijnvliet Utrecht
  17. Strategic Urban Green Study
  18. Public Space Strategy Kanpur
  19. ImageWharf
  20. Ódinstorg Square
  21. Overloon War Museum
  22. Lokhalle Leverkusen
  23. Ludlstrasse Munich
  24. Yaanila Country Park
  25. Redevelopment Strategy Vogabyggð
  26. Villa Garden
  27. City life in the woods
  28. Schie Quarter Schiedam
  29. Socio-technical city of the future
  30. Buji River
  31. Vaskhnil Novosibirsk
  32. Precincts Canterbury Cathedral
  33. Maritime Campus Almere
  34. Resilient Riverscape Berat
  35. Sijthoff
  36. Strategic Plan Shkodra
  37. Ekaterinburg City Campus
  38. Transformation Strategy Gufunes
  39. Transformation Strategy Chelyabinsk
  40. Fish Market Leuven
  41. Zinder Culture Cluster
  42. Food Innovation Strip Ede-Wageningen
  43. S4 Highway Hangzhou
  44. Strategic Plan Fier
  45. Strategic Plan Elbasan
  46. Kronenburg Business Park
  47. Dharavi Mumbai
  48. Masterplan Smáralind Mall
  49. Urban Test Farm Emmen
  50. Ásbrú Enterprise Park
  51. Asylum Seekers Center Ter Apel
  52. Berlin Am Volkspark
  53. The Museum of the 20th Century
  54. Gardabaer
  55. Metropolitan Westerpark Amsterdam
  56. Science and Technology City Chongqing
  57. Yue Xiu 353 Transformation
  58. Erlongshan Recreational Park
  59. Danxia Recreational Park
  60. Campus Lelystad
  61. University Campus San Pedro
  62. Proto Tamansari
  63. City Gardens Tyumen
  64. Park Somerlust Amsterdam
  65. Agricultural Innovation Campus
  66. Bandar Lampung Park
  67. R&D Campus Fengxian
  68. S-West Eindhoven
  69. Biodiversity based dairy farming
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