The former bus depot in the Munich-Laim district is moving to make room for new opportunities. Stadtwerke München (SWM) has announced a realization competition for the vacant site on Westend- /Zschokkestraße in coordination with the City of Munich. We are delighted that Michael Dax, as an architect and sustainability expert, took part in the jury meeting in May 2021 as a preliminary examiner. We supported SWM in this exciting competition with our professional expertise in the field of sustainability. 

Details of the planned project: Two high-rise buildings with a maximum height of 40m and 60m with a total above-ground floor area of max. 26,200 m2, an elementary school and daycare facilities as well as a neighborhood park are planned. A total of 12 architecture and landscape architecture firms took part and were selected in a restricted application process. The winning design was provided by Riehle + Assoziierte GmbH + Co KG Architekten und Generalplaner, Stuttgart with Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH, Berlin. We congratulate Hannes Riehle once again on behalf of the architectural office and Levin Monsigny Landschaftsarchitekten GmbH on this success! 

 Here is an excerpt from the minutes of the jury meeting on the selected design:

"The construction and materiality demonstrate the project's clever approach to sustainability. The alternation of recycled concrete for the table-shaped base and timber hybrid construction on the upper floors is conceptually well understood. The lightweight timber mullion and transom façade, also with recycled aluminum cladding, provides a good backdrop for life in the house. In terms of overall sustainability, the design contribution scores above average in the ecological, economic and socio-cultural assessments."

Further information on the competition and the participating architectural firms can be found here.