District Centre Fürstenried-Ost, Germany
|What makes this project special?
The district of Fürstenried-Ost with a 13-story residential tower was a central part of a large urban development project in the south of the city in the 1960s. In just a few years, apartments for around 25,000 people were built. Due to various urban planning interventions the location has become increasingly less attractive since the 1990s.
With approx. 12,500 m² of additional floor space and a balanced mix of uses consisting of rental apartments, a medical center, retail, bank and the Munich City Library, the property has been strengthened as a district center again.
The new building forms a spacious residential courtyard that is traversed by a diagonal public pathway. An orthogonal system of raised plant beds and planting areas creates a rhythmic space. Depending on the demand of the residents, the meeting space between private and public space is shaped by urban gardening.
At the same time, the arrangement creates attractive spatial situations, the furniture and the wooden decks provide lounge and retreat areas.
New construction of a residential and medical building with retail and administration areas as well as a day care centre for children
Falk von Tettenborn Architects