Earlier on known for its social and infrastructural challenges and typical of the post-ww2 urban developments of the 60’s and 70’, Neuperlach is the largest of its kind in Germany. Originally planned with more than 80.000 housing units as well as cultural and social functions, the masterplan was never fully completed, adding to the impression of neglect in the area.
The transformation of the enormous district at the edge of Munich City is one of the largest ongoing developments in Germany. The development includes planning at all scales: from the overall strategic masterplan to a plan for the detailed renovation of a large part of the residential complexes, as well as designing a firmly anchored process for involvement of the citizens in the area. A target area of 500 ha kick-starts the process with a specific preliminary investigation.
What is quite unique about this specific project is not only the vast scale of the action area. It is the whole approach to the project that means that the process ahead of us is so comprehensive, aiming to anchor the development in all aspects, from the large regional scale, to the facilitation of citizen involvement and recommendation to future physical development of the area.
Neuperlach’s building volume and the open structure of the modernistic urban layout are both characteristic to the area, endowing great development potential, not least because of its open spaces that are a scarce commodity in Munich. At the same time, the urban layout makes re-thinking of cultural and social infrastructure, future mobility, green structure as urban active, resources and climate adaption ideal.