SC - Munich

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Implementation Lab - Munich
26 - 28 October 2005 Munich - Germany

 
LOCAL CASE :
MUNICH - THE SÜDDEUTSCHE VERLAG

location of case area
Munich is the capital of the Free State of Bavaria in the far South of the Federal Republic of Germany and is one of Germany’s and Europe’s most prosperous cities. The service sector is the dominant sector of the city’s economy, accounting for 72% of Munich’s GDP. The population is estimated to be 1.26 m, with that of the metropolitan region 2.7 m. The total area is about 310 km².

The case study area is situated in the city centre at the site of the German publishing house known as Süddeutsche Verlag. The site is enclosed by a number of city streets, (namely Sendlinger Straße, Hackenstraße, Hotterstraße and Faerbergraben) and is located only 300m from Marienplatz, the urban centre of Munich.

REGIONAL CASE: MUNICH - MARTINSRIED AREA

The region’s strength as a business location is based on its diversified economic structure.
This includes several global players, a pro-active middle class, and a generally well qualified population. The infrastructure of the region includes several universities, research institutes of international distinction and other educational facilities. These ensure a high potential for innovation and qualified employment opportunities.

The regional case focuses on the bio-technical cluster in Martinsried, which is close to, but just outside the city limits of Munich. Adjacent to Martinsried there are numerous medical science institutes in Großhadern, a part of Munich.

This area was chosen as an example of somewhat unregulated settlements of large scale science institutions in the region of Munich. It is located in an ecologically important area which
does not contain sufficient spatial resources to accommodate any potential spin-off industries. It also has an unsatisfactory level of connection to the public transport system.

Country: 
Germany

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LOCAL CASE : MUNICH - THE SÜDDEUTSCHE VERLAG

location of case area
Munich is the capital of the Free State of Bavaria in the far South of the Federal Republic of Germany and is one of Germany’s and Europe’s most prosperous cities. The service sector is the dominant sector of the city’s economy, accounting for 72% of Munich’s GDP. The population is estimated to be 1.26 m, with that of the metropolitan region 2.7 m. The total area is about 310 km².

The case study area is situated in the city centre at the site of the German publishing house known as Süddeutsche Verlag. The site is enclosed by a number of city streets, (namely Sendlinger Straße, Hackenstraße, Hotterstraße and Faerbergraben) and is located only 300m from Marienplatz, the urban centre of Munich.

Main questions being addressed
The main issue relating to this site is how to redevelop and integrate it into a contemporary part of the urban fabric. In so doing it is important to successfully protect and conserve
the historic buildings on the site.
The resultant questions include:

  • How can the historic buildings be protected and also meet the demands for modern uses?
  • What is the adequate mix of uses in this city core area?
  • How can this site be well integrated with the city core
  • shopping area?

What were the debates about?

  • About architecture and spatial interventions on the spot and extended to the surroundings.
  • The role of the municipality and the developer.

Added value for the host

  • The benefits that can be foreseen of a significant role for the City’s planning department in the participative planning process of the Süddeutsche Verlag regeneration.
  • Support to keep large parts of the existing structures, instead of creating a more efficient and economic floorspace index on this site.
  • The discussion about multifunctional use or monofunctional use for new jobs in an economic sense.
  • A change in the role of the Municipality in the development process. A better integrated process between developer, city and stakeholders.
  • The scheme was seen as an opportunity to create regional awareness.
     

REGIONAL CASE: MUNICH - MARTINSRIED AREA

The region’s strength as a business location is based on its diversified economic structure.
This includes several global players, a pro-active middle class, and a generally well qualified population. The infrastructure of the region includes several universities, research institutes of international distinction and other educational facilities. These ensure a high potential for innovation and qualified employment opportunities.

The regional case focuses on the bio-technical cluster in Martinsried, which is close to, but just outside the city limits of Munich. Adjacent to Martinsried there are numerous medical science institutes in Großhadern, a part of Munich.

This area was chosen as an example of somewhat unregulated settlements of large scale science institutions in the region of Munich. It is located in an ecologically important area which
does not contain sufficient spatial resources to accommodate any potential spin-off industries. It also has an unsatisfactory level of connection to the public transport system.

Main questions being addressed

  • The main questions taken as a starting point were:
  • How can the city, together with partners, overcome the weak inter-communal planning within the Munich region?
  • What can be done to improve the network of different science locations within the Munich region?

Based on the MILUnet framework for analysis the Munich team considered the following questions as most important for the regional case:

  • How could the overall situation in Martinsried/Großhadern be improved?
  • What could be done to achieve a long-term development in Martinsried/Großhadern according to the principles of sustainable development?
  • What could be done to improve the network of the different science clusters within the Munich region?
  • Who should initiate a new effort to improve the public transport network (especially the extension of the subway line) and how can this be done?
  • What should be the role of the Regional Planning Association of the Munich region (RPV) in the planning processes related to the ‘science region’?

What were the debates about?

  • What is regional planning?
  • Is the case Martinsried important in a regional setting or is it just one example amongst several?
  • Do we have to produce a regional plan, or do we have to create a process to enable better regional cooperation?
  • In respect of securing regional cooperation which instruments, scenarios, checklists, institutional recommendations, etc. are needed?
  • Which is the role of the Munich planning authority in the regional planning authority?
  • What is a wide approach and what is the response to the developments?

Added value for the host

  • The new opinion about the value of regional cooperation for the City and for the region. Martinsried/Großhadern was only an example to consider in addressing this problem.
  • Recognition that the scale of the transitions are going outside the borders of the City of Munich, therefore the power of the central city is decreasing.
  • Appreciation that the needs of the City of Munich for regional cooperation is becoming larger as it changes from an economic centre to a leisure centre.
  • Better awareness of the importance of major institutions in a regional setting. A dialogue has been set up between the parties (community Martinsried and the Max Planck Institute) within this ‘cluster of regional functions’.
  • Creating a regional network of institutions.

MILU - MUNICH 2005