Groundbreaking ceremony takes place for new Munich district
MLA+ create welcoming neighbourhood with shopping centre conversion
The groundbreaking ceremony has taken place for a development set to create a lively new urban district in Munich’s Neu-Aubing borough. Designed by Tenderstream member MLA+, the project involves the transformation of a former shopping centre into a neighbourhood with 50 apartments, alongside commercial space and extensive facilities for families.
The 2 ha site is dominated by typical mid-density post-war housing typologies, with the original design competition brief calling for the replacement and expansion of the outdated commercial centre, together with more diverse facilities. When selecting the design by MLA+, the jury states: “The placement of the volumes and the design of the resulting urban spaces is outstanding. In particular, the scale and the strong ensemble effect in the existing environment characterize this design. It has the ability to develop its own spatial force in the midst of the row and point buildings of the 1960s.”
A spacious supermarket on the ground floor forms the base for apartments above. A special feature is the green area on the supermarket roof, accessed by a large staircase. Here, tenants will find a communal garden and play areas. A family centre with integrated administration rooms serves as a meeting point, complemented by a crèche and kindergarten, together with a lively outdoor play area.
In the commercial building, the upper floors contain space for medical practices and offices, with the ground floor containing shop units and a mobility station, including an electric cargo bike, shopping trolleys, and a bicycle repair station with tools for free rental. At the centre of the ensemble is a multi-purpose square, which can also be used for cultural events.
During the groundbreaking ceremony, Verena Dietl - state capital mayor and chair of municipal housing company GWG’s supervisory board - stated: “We don't just build houses, we build homes. I am pleased to see how a new quarter in Munich is being completed bit by bit - with affordable housing, good infrastructure and a high standard of living.”
Tenderstream Head of Research
This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 26.06.2020 here