• Programme : Concours restreint pour la construction de 180 logements sociaux + équipements publics.
  • Lieu : Freiham WA7 + WA8, Munich..
  • Calendrier : Concours 2016.
  • Client : GEWOFAG.
  • Maîtrise d'œuvre : Hamonic + Masson : architecte mandataire, Färbinger Rossmy : architecte associé, Alexander Over : architecte paysagiste.
  • Architectes coordinateurs : BGSM Architekten Stadtplaner
    Masterplan Design : WEST8 (Architectes) + Topotek (Landscape)

  • Surface : 21 485 m2.

Freiham WA7 + WA8, Munich.

Dance City

The concept of the project is defined by the architectural design of the buildings as an urban space for experience. Similarly to a promenade, one can feel himself home through the diversity of the building’s shape and its use. The new neighbourhood has been designed in order to incorporate collective memories and to transform them until they dissolve into familiar gestures, recognisable structures and unique directions.
The design offers a simple and efficient configuration. By tracing irregular divisions of the façades, a new urban texture is created. Just like a puzzle, fragments are reassembled, as an echo of small-scale housing typology.

The juxtaposition of the houses leads to the architectural homogeneity of the holistic concept. Facing south and west, the main street façades hide generous terraces, open spaces and loggias. The character of the area is highlighted by the implementation of different urban façade types. Individual fragments are united into a whole.

All the apartments have from the staircase a connection to the inner courtyard, leading to the upstream terraced extension, a part of the two-storey ground floor area. The actual link to the apartments is made via the internal staircases connected with the individual apartments through stacked bridges and roads, placed on top of each other.

The new dance city will be a vibrant, friendly place, a meeting point for residents and their friends, to enjoy, experience, share, live, or just to have a cup of coffee.