Munich Domagkpark district exhibition opens

14.04.2015

The Domagkpark in the north of Munich becomes “the new centre of the former Funkkaserne radio barracks.” The exhibition of the winning designs was opened by City Director Susanne Ritter in the presence of numerous guests. The architectural drafts can be viewed in the foyer of the Planning Department from the 22nd of April between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.

On opening the exhibition, the City Director emphasised that the new neighbourhood on the former Funkkaserne site “offers the kind of diversity that one likes to find in the city.” The architects have succeeded “in creating attractive new accents, despite the difficulty of the task.”

The jury, under the direction of Professor Ulrike Lauber (Beuth University, Berlin), selected three winning designs from among the eight proposals submitted. Susanne Ritter took the opportunity to congratulate the winners from the architects firm Palais Mai (Munich) and Grabner + Huber landscape architects (Freising). The concept creates a “clear visual connection” with the centre of the Domagkpark. But the City Director found the second-placed design by the kern and repper architects partnership blauwerk (Munich) and michellerundschalk landscape architecture (Munich) to have its own special merits, “with its completely individual interpretation” and the idea of a high-rise residential building.

She thanked the jury for their efforts and project developer Dr. Alexander Rosa-Alscher for organising the competition. Rosa-Alscher emphasised the fact that it wasn’t easy for the jury to reach a decision. It is evident that “architects need freedom in order to shape the urban environment.” At the end of the day, an architect bears the responsibility for how the city will look in the future. “We now want to use the designs in consultation with the city to press ahead with realising a high-quality urban development for the Domagkpark district”, said Rosa-Alscher in closing.

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