Munich Exhibition on Eco-Friendly Construction
The Holz Bau Stadt München exhibition at Architekturgalerie München showcases one of the largest eco-friendly building projects in Munich. The idea of a pilot housing estate on the site of a former barracks was born more than 10 years ago as an example of sustainable urban development with timber constructions and hybrid solutions for the residential buildings.
The exhibition explores the ins and outs of one of the largest urban transformation projects taking place in Munich. The former Prinz Eugen barracks is one of the numerous military sites with huge potential for housing developments.
The city purchased the area in 2005, and in 2008 it launched a competition for urban planning and landscaping concepts and completion. The new district has been under construction since 2016 with about 1,800 units covering 30 hectares. These include almost 600 apartments as an eco-friendly pilot housing estate.
Nine architecture firms have developed a wide range of timber construction and hybrid solutions for the residential buildings, including terraced houses and 7-storey timber constructions, as part of the timber construction promoted by the City of Munich.
The exhibition presents these projects by Pakula & Fischer Architekten from Stuttgart, Rapp Architekten Ulm, the Swiss Atelier 5 Architekten und Planer, Kaden + Lager Architekten from Berlin, Architektur Werkstatt Vallentin from Munich and Dorfen, H2R Architekten and Plan Z Architekten, both from Munich as well as agmm architekten with Walter Hable and dressler mayerhofer rössler architekten.
The estate is an experimental laboratory for the development of consortium districts, innovative mobility concepts, social networking and sustainable construction methods, pointing the way to sustainable urban development in Munich.