NXT A Digital Talk # 6December 1, 2020, 7 - 8:30 p.m.

A sixty-meter-high studio tower for artists is to be built in the north of Munich. We will be talking about this in NXT A Digital Talk #6 on 1.12.2020 with the drivers of the initiative and players from the architecture industry and Munich's city politics.
Munich's artists' colony in the Domagk-Ateliers, which has developed in Schwabing on the site of the former radio barracks, is known far beyond the borders of Munich. Today there are about 100 studios for artists there, but during weddings up to 300 studios were spread around the area.

But more artists are to find a place to work there again. The city councilor Lars Mentrup has a vision: A sixty-meter-high tower should offer space for 100 more studios - a studio high-rise. We invite you to talk to us in NXT A Digital Talk #6 about more space for artists in Munich and to find out why Munich needs a studio high-rise. Discuss with us:

  • Benedict Esche, Collective A
  • Prof. Lydia Haack, Chairwoman of the BDA Bavaria
  • Lars Mentrup, City Councilor Munich
  • Prof. Dr. Andres Lepik, Director Architecture Museum of the TU Munich
  • Amandus Samsøe Sattler, Allmann Sattler Wappner and DGNB President

A new city quarter needs a new studio tower
At the beginning of the 2000s, it became clear that the old barracks buildings on the Domagk site were making way for the new Domagkpark district (Ortner & Ortner Baukunst, Berlin). The wish of the city and artists for the colony's continued existence was partially fulfilled: The largest building on the site, "Haus 50", was preserved as an art courtyard. The owner is the city of Munich. Following the renovation and expansion of the south wing, exactly 101 studio rooms with a size of 14 to 95 square meters have been rented out to artists for five years each since summer 2009. In terms of urban development, the north of Munich is already characterized by the Highlight Towers and the Osram high-rise at the beginning of the A9 freeway in Parkstadt Schwabing. Ortner & Ortner had already presented a design in 2002 for a new building, albeit transverse, that would close the Künstlerhof. And this crossbar is now simply to be placed vertically.

A new B-plan is needed
For a high-rise building such as those envisioned by Lars Mentrup and Benedict Esche, the development plan for the area would still have to be changed. In principle, however, Domagkpark is located in a zone of the city where high-rise buildings are to be permitted if the new high-rise study for Munich is approved. The financing is also still open. Since the project is likely to be quite expensive, sponsors are being sought. Twelve million euros are needed for the studio tower. Lars Mentrup, Benedict Esche and we are optimistic.

Register now for the talk via events.nxt-a@georg-media.de! Places are limited, after your registration you will receive a link to the digital event in your confirmation of participation.

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