Over 400 new apartments for Munich. LÉON WOHLHAGE WERNIK wins competition.

January 2012Over 400 new apartments for Munich. LÉON WOHLHAGE WERNIK wins competition.

The former signalmen’s barracks in northern Munich is being converted for residential use. On January 20, 2012, LÉON WOHLHAGE WERNIK won the implementation competition for one section of the development, with 420 apartments, which are mainly social rented housing and student apartments. The design aims to enable peaceful living despite the noisy street – achieving that through its internal organisation instead of the originally required noise barriers.

Although all living areas are oriented towards the green courtyards, the street-side design also does more than simply act as the building’s rear. Projections resembling oriels and alternating window formats add space to the access provided behind them and give the street view an unmistakeable image, even at a glance while driving past.