Heckenstaller Park, Munich, DE

Heckenstaller Park, Munich, DE

Urban park built over a tunnel with spacious play and recreation areas

A park of around 570 metres length and 40 to 70 metres width will offer residents a space for play and recreation. The entire length of the tunnel park is dominated by two elements: a promenade on the north side and a willow filter on the south side, both flanked by a footpath and cycle way.
The function of the willow filter is, similar to the promenade, to screen the park from the outside and to define it as a separate space. This will ensure that activities in the park are accepted by residents and not considered a nuisance. Furthermore, both elements provide a permeable border which makes people aware of the fact that they are entering the park. In the centre of the park steps and ramps lead into a sunken play area for children and young people. The play area for young people is bordered by a boulder wall in the south and seating steps in the north.


  • POLIS Award 2021: 1st prize in the category livable open space
  • YUANYEAWARD for Professionals 2020: main prize and award in the category Municipal Landscape
  • Nomination for the Bavarian Landscape Architecture Award 2020 in the category Sustainable Urban Development and in the category Landscape Architecture for Children

>> Master project: Mittlerer Ring Süd-West, Munich, DE

Urban design expertise 1997 – 1998
In cooperation with Stracke und Zurmöhle
Design and implementation of a neighbourhood park and promenades 1997 – 2017
Client: Regional Capital of Munich
Total length: 3.5 km;
of which 1 km promenade,
2 hectares neighbourhood park