WINTER 2020/21 – URBAN DESIGN STUDIO, SUSTAINABLE URBANISM – TUM
Large patches of Munich's inner city fabric are homogenous city-block structures, public parks, historic centers and commercial areas. But sometimes you hit spots where typology and functional program seem to clash. The friction of these spots is especially challenging for future design proposals. The International Studio in the winter term 2020 will focus on a plot in Munich’s north, in Schwabing-Freimann. Studio challenge at the Chair of Sustainable Urbanism is to develop design answers and ideas regarding the future of urban neighborhoods and quarters. Since 2013, the new quarter at Domagkpark has been emerging on the site of a former military base, the 'Funkkaserne'. This semester we will focus on the issue of large scale building complexes as a central design theme.
A 'power bar' is to be designed and integrated on a currently unused patch within the new quarter: A hybrid, multifunctional building and open space structure which considers the heterogeneous, existing surroundings as well as adding completely new elements. An up to date, social and sustainable urban machine, which through its compactness and stacked uses has less impact in terms of land consumption and can thus also contribute to the preservation and development of high-quality, inner-city open spaces and to the discussion about urban density in general.