BAMBIstadt lives amongst the trees. The competition was held in the context of Munich’s bid for the Olympic and Para-Olympic Winter games of 2018, against the other two finalist cities, Pyeongchang (South Korea) and Annecy (France). The site accounts for 36 Ha and it sits adjacent to the outstanding ’72 Summer Olympic Park. BAMBIstadt contemplates both Olympic and post-Olympic scenario and also the Olympic and Para-Olympic games. Thus, issues of program re-use and optimized adaptability/transformation for the post-Olympic scenario for the city of Munich were vital to be considered. In total the proposal develops 285,000 m2 of new construction that includes the Athletes’ village, the Media village, the new administrative buildings and the various Olympic amenities for the villages and management; plus 200,000 m2 of a new urban park – the post amenity for the city of Munich that includes the Olympic bosque, meadows, lakes, display and educational gardens, bike & pedestrian paths, petting zoo, schreber gardens, playgrounds and the events bar (Olympic Plaza) for local festivals, i.e. Tollwood. DESIGN GOALS The complexity of the Olympic program, site and the brief’s sustainability requirements in articulation with our design goals produced a comprehensive proposal in which Architecture, Climate Engineering, Urban design and Landscape Architecture are in continuous dialogue. The sustainability goals of the proposal are attained in various scales - At the architecture scale buildings were engineered in order to provide optimized energy performance, thermal comfort through maximal solar heat gains in Winter and shading in Summer and geo-thermal energy input. The apartments’ layouts are organised within the premise of “open plan” in which structural volumes anchor the future post-Olympic adaptations through the insertion of flexible walls and furnishings. At the urban scale the sustainability goals are achieved through the articulation of the design & engineering disciplines, maximized program adaptability for the future post-Olympic scenario, alternative modes of energy input for the overall development, expanded modes of mobility, rainwater management on site, integration of multi-generational leisure/educational program, increased accessibility and the establishment of a robust eco-civic infrastructure that will anchor the site to the city, locally and at large. To summarize, there are 5 major frameworks on which BAMBIstadt is structured: 1- Open ParkBAMBIstadt envisions the extension of the ’72 Olympic Park into a new urban Park that is open to the city while it offers a constellation of programs dedicated to a large spectrum of ages and interests for the everyday living. 2- Tree preserveBAMBIstadt lives amongst the trees – existing and new ones. The relation between the new buildings and the existing trees produces the open space for the community and ecological living. Trees are presence, memory and also frameworks for the site organization. 3- WaterBAMBIstadt envisions the intensification of the water use and presence throughout an eventful infrastructure for drainage and recreation. This infrastructure corresponds to two major elements on the proposal: the Urban promenade and the recreational lakes. These operate as drainage sponges, civic axis and grounds for habitat. 4- Paths & WegBAMBIstadt envisions the creation of two Weg systems that vary on its role and “thickness”. One is the extension of the smaller system of Weg (from the ’72 Olympic Park) for mobility, recreation and water management; Second is the North-South Urban Promenade that marks the entry of the new Park while it offers a series of educational, productive and infrastructural program throughout the Olympic Bosque. 5- Adaptable programBAMBIstadt envisions an adaptable strategy for the programmatic requirements on the Olympic mode that ensures an efficient post-Olympic transformation. At the architectural scale BAMBIstadt proposes innovative systems in construction, architectural plan layouts and programmatic assembly that ensure an optimized economic transformation for the post-Olympic scenario. At the urban scale BAMBIstadt sets the foundations for the post-Olympic mode while it stands on the principle that a large civic-ecological amenity will remain for the city of Munich - the Park, the Olympic Bosque and two new villages/neighborhoods.