From transport hub to neighbourhood park
In the process of the tunnel construction on Mittlerer Ring the transport hub at Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz was transformed into a neighbourhood park. The St Josef old people’s home and its two towers still dominate the place. An opening in the four-rowed avenue between the old people’s home and the park strengthens the sightline towards the new open space.
Mature trees, new avenues and flowering trees enclose a green space, comprising lawns, flower meadows and an area of gravel turf for fetes, which is equally attractive for residents and people living in the old people’s home. An inner circular path widens at the three entrances to form small furnished spaces. This is where the historic “Junges Leben” and “Gänseliesl-Brunnen” fountains are given a new site.
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