1990

“Messestadt Riem” is a large scale urban development project of the City of Munich. It became possible when the airport “Munich Riem” was relocated in 1992. The area of 5.56 million square meters is located seven kilometres to the east of the city centre and merges into the open country side. A newly build underground line provides for a very high standard of public transportation besides high level road access.

The project combines residential areas, trade and commerce, trade fair and green belt. The City of Munich realizes its strategic development aim 'compact - urban - green' by allocating 1/3 for each: landscape – housing –...

The Newhall Valley Country Park with a total area of 67 ha is situated in the urban fringe and incorporated the building of 600 new homes and the establishment of a sustainable urban drainage system. The site is located along the watercourse of the Plantsbrook and it links two mainly residential areas. The original land use was arable farmland with some historic wetland grazing meadows and wet woodland. It is a piece of “captured countryside” with a working 17th century water mill. Key issues of the project included the enhancement of social and ecological qualities, a high citizen’s and stakeholder involvement as well as innovative cross funding.



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