Test-planning in Milbertshofen VII

Nikola Endres
Elena Englmann
Ben Klages
Max Messner
Professorship
Urban Design and Housing
project

The urban perimeter block defines and gives shape to the European city. Consistent edges clarify the threshold between the public and the private domain. The perimeter structure gives definition to the street with facades that conform to some consistent rules and it contains an inner space or courtyard that provides air, sun and recreational space to the inhabitants. The simplicity and directness of this urban figure gives it great versatility in organization and economy of space. Territory is clearly demarcated – everyone understands it – both the passerby who might judge their journey through the city by the number of blocks they pace past or by the inhabitant who knows that once they cross the threshold of the gate or the porch-door know that they are home.

The project shows an approach to create a coherent, communal space originating from a very fragmented and separate inner block structure. Three solitary buildings break the sharp, albeit gradually developed block edge and thus become the starting-point of transformation. Community paths and squares intersect with carefully situated private spaces. The three buildings connect via a courtyard to which the buildings’ communal-rooms are facing (workshop, kitchen, etc.).

With its shielded mezzanine floor, the ground floor offers a high-quality apartment, despite its solitary location. The idea of a connecting and transitional space is continued in the interior. The upper floors of the courtyard buildings offer various flats, while cluster apartments are planned towards the alley. A café is located on the ground floor of the northern building, being able to connect to gastronomy offers in neighbouring blocks.

From a distance, the façades made of cement-washed brick perfectly integrate into the plaster façades of Milbertshofen, yet distinguish themselves by their relief formation on closer inspection.

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Modell 1:500
München, 2020, Nikola Endres, Elena Englmann, Ben Klages, Max Messner
Grundriss
München, 2020, Nikola Endres, Elena Englmann, Ben Klages, Max Messner
Innenraum, Modellfotografie
München, 2020, Nikola Endres, Elena Englmann, Ben Klages, Max Messner
Ansicht
München, 2020, Nikola Endres, Elena Englmann, Ben Klages, Max Messner
Fassade, Modell
München, 2020, Nikola Endres, Elena Englmann, Ben Klages, Max Messner