Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
359_LUD in Munich, Germany by AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
March 20th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: AllesWirdGut Architektur ZT GmbH
A new residential neighborhood of 340 apartments is currently being developed on a 30,000 square-meter site on Munich’s Ludlstrasse. The design proposal submitted by AllesWirdGut in collaboration with el:ch Landscape Design came out winning in the architectural competition. Construction of the 90-million project is scheduled to begin in 2017.
Munich’s largest residential developer, GEWOFAG, held an architectural competition for the project which was won by Alles WirdGut last week. Aside from 340 apartment units, the Ludlstrasse development will include a local neighborhood center with artist studios, assisted living facilities, a multi generational house, a family and advice center, and a children’s house.
One particular design challenge was to screen the development from an urban highway running along the south edge of the site. This was solved by Alles WirdGut with a constructional noise barrier that may be interpreted as a curtain shielding the estate from emissions. Detached polygonal apartment blocks that are scattered across the site open toward a park landscape.
Public outdoor spaces for community use are interspersed with the secluded private gardens of individual ground-floor apartments. A clearly structured outdoor space concept helps finding one’s way between the built volumes.
Generally, the focus was on giving the new Ludlstrasse housing its own unique character, which facilitates identification with the place for future residents and brings an upgrade for the entire neighborhood.
The jury statement says that the “required apartment-type mix was conclusively implemented. The detached block buildings are accessed through a highly efficient, central circulation well, which has its own geometry and makes for a nice entrance on every floor. (…) The noise barrier buildings on the south side consist of block with two and five apartments per floor. (…) The polygonal geometry of the building skin is continued inside in the proposed floor plans. (…) The polygonal built volumes required in the urban-design brief were conclusively implemented and could make the new Ludlstrasse housing a distinctive, unmistakable address. (…).“
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