|Client||CONCEPT BAU GmbH, Munich|
|Landscape Architects||Keller Damm Roser Landschaftsarchitekten Stadtplaner GmbH|
|Status||planning competition 06/ 2012|
|Project Team||Ina-Maria Schmidbauer, Patrick von Ridder, Peter Scheller, Yana Tsvetkova, Roman Leonhartsberger, Stephen Bushell|
The special nature of the site is based on one of the typical Munich bridges over the Isar and the associated bridgehead, which demands a spatially defined response. A new building will be erected at this special location, which marks the transition from the Isar to the city.
The design proposes to close the conically cut block at the corner of Erhardt and Fraunhoferstraße in the sense of Theodor Fischer's framework plan. The building closes the striking urban edge to the Isarau and completes the height development of this special frontage of houses; it creates an appropriate scale counterpart to the corner building on Auenstraße. With its structure, the new building creates a new urban passage into Fraunhoferstraße. The changing height development of the roof edge along Fraunhoferstrasse will strengthen the urban space situation and lead into a high point to the square-like widening towards Baaderstrasse and Reichenbachstrasse. The result is a concise square façade that has a space-creating effect in the street space and defines the square situation. The projecting building supports this effect by narrowing the street space and clearly defining the square situation.
Towards the banks of the Isar, the strong building shows an elegant and urban façade that continues across the corner into Fraunhoferstraße and then transforms itself in obedience to the projecting building. The choice of materials and the profiling of the façade lend the building its value and underline its special urban role.