Munich: Expert Assessment of Spatial Architectural Model

  • While Munich  thrives as a city it faces a steady decrease in areas suitable for residential  development. Because of this, the Munich municipal government has instituted a  Project on Long-term Resettlement Development Planning.

      In 2009, Munich town hall commissioned  three expert assessments to develop strategies of resettlement, renovation and  development of city suburbs to assess growth potentials within the city limits  and prospects of safe development beyond these.

      The objective is to identify and review  with more precision characteristic structural components of the city in the  scope of the overarching idea of What defines Munich and to elaborate  recommendations on future development as may be necessary. It is necessary to  identify what characterizes city scapes and what scapes and motives are of  importance for the future.

    Following components have been assessed

      • Natural and cultural requirements • History  of city development • Functional segmentation • Density and heights • Structure  typology • Open space typology• Public space • Transport

      The cityscape of Munich is specifically characterised  by the following features

      • natural spatial and landscape / open-space  structures, e. g., the Isar River valley, water body landscapes, English  gardens and a system of various green and park areas

      • urban components like the compact  downtown structure with its landmarks, ensembles and the system of public  streets and squares.

      The above components were researched and  the following were  identified:

      •  topographic work • improvements  to free area proposals and location quality (e. g., by developing/ improving  accessibility of water bodies) • shaping addresses and improving accessibility  of park areas; broadening free space proposals through networking • architectural  differentiation and profiling of public spaces • architectural specialisation  of radial main streets and specific axial lines of the city • improving  connections and nodes for slower traffic in the downtown area • reducing  perception of big monolithic structures and dominant transport infrastructures  as barriers; improving networks • preservation,  restoration and emphasising expression of permanent urban structures through  improving their architectural appearance. 

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    Bibliographic information:
  • Munich, the Lander administrative centre (publ. ed.): Long-term Resettlement Development Planning – Congress Information – Munich, 2011. 40 p. Contains: Expert Assessment of Spatial Architectural Model, p. 26-35

  • Additional Information:
  • Brief description

    Expert assessment of spatial architectural model

    Machleidt + Partner, Urban Planning Design Bureau, Berlin, Juliane Schonauer, Berlin

    Spatial planners, partners Susanne Burger and Peter Kuhn, Munich

  • Date of publication:
  • 2011
  • Rights:
  • Munich, the Lander administrative centre

  • Contact Information:
  • Munich, the administrative center of the federal state

    Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations

    Blumenstraße 31, 80331 München

    tel.: 089 233-22583, fax: 089 233-26410

  • Languages:
  • German
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