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Chipperfield’s Munich housing block proposal revealed

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German developer Euroboden has released images of a proposed David Chipperfield residential scheme in Munich

The renowned British architect, whose practice has studios in London, Berlin, Milan and Shanghai, is designing the 2,800m2 apartment building at the entrance to Herzog Park in the Bogenhausen borough of the city.

Chipperfield is working on the five-storey structure with design director Mark Randel, who helped found the Berlin office in 1998. The scheme has planning consent and the site is currently being prepared for the start of construction.

The development will include full-storey apartments, a two-storey penthouse and a pair of three-storey homes that feature their own gardens.

Its design is described as a contemporary version of Munich’s historical Stadtpalais, or city palace.

‘Chipperfield’s architecture is at once forceful and subtle, with a host of artistic undertones and nuances,’ said the developer.

‘Without imitating the neighbouring historical buildings, the façade’s calm, even-handed design establishes a strong connection to them.

‘The interior spaces, on the other hand, are decidedly more dramatic. The two-storey entrance hall seems like a cymbal crash after passing through the quiet façade.’

It was also announced this week that the practice had moved from its London base for the last seven years in Elizabeth House, next to Waterloo station, and set up a new home in Surrey Street, just off The Strand.

David Chipperfield's Munich Herzogpark housing scheme wellness area and green patio

David Chipperfield’s Munich Herzogpark housing scheme wellness area and green patio

Source: Euroboden

David Chipperfield’s Munich Herzogpark housing scheme wellness area and green patio

Project data

Name Kolbergerstrasse 5
Type Residential
Total living space 2,800m²
Start on site Early 2019
Completion Late 2020
Arhcitects David Chipperfield Architects
Landscape architects Erica and Federico Ratti
Developer Euroboden 

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  • Michael Bach

    Well at least it looks like housing and fits into its setting, unlike One Kensington Gardens which looks like a car park and is totally alien to its setting.

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