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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

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