3rd Prize for Residential District in Munich Haidhausen
A permeable structure of urban and open spaces

The design by caspar., which won 3rd prize in the competition, combines three residential buildings with a revitalised neighbourhood, small villas to the south and a park to the east to form a permeable and all-round structure of urban and open spaces in Munich’s Haidhausen district.

The new buildings of varying heights, up to seven storeys plus staggered storeys, respond to the existing buildings and mediate in scale. In terms of materiality and colour, they form an ensemble that blends in with the surrounding area. There are 165 residential units and a two-storey nursery. Wherever possible, the residential areas face south towards the green inner areas to create a new place of tranquillity. The underground car park has 371 parking spaces, a large bicycle garage and electric charging points.

The facades of the three residential buildings feature an interplay of textured plaster, natural stone, wood, stainless steel and planters. The open space design of the ensemble acts as an urban link to the neighbouring neighbourhood. Between the houses is a “street square” with a large tree and raised seating. Directly adjacent to the north is the outdoor nursery area, with a large terrace, play area, climbing frame, painting wall and urban garden. In the lower courtyard there is a play area and a small seating area with a bowling green and swings. The private gardens are separated by a copper beech hedge. Along the walls of the house without gardens, planting beds have been designed to cool the building in the summer. The terraces of the building setbacks will be intensively planted with a variety of solitary shrubs, perennials, hanging and climbing plants. This will create an attractive and vital urban green space for flora and fauna throughout the year.

Design: caspar., studio grüngrau, IB Hausladen, Mendler Ingenieur Consult., Ingenieurbüro Michael Eckert
Awarding authority: Pandion München GmbH & Co. KG
Visualization: © caspar./Lindenkreuz Eggert