Conclusion of realisation competition for the first Arnulfpark quarter
Munich, April 2nd, 2004 Vivico Real Estate has reached another milestone in the development of the Arnulfpark. Of the 18 ha are, located close to Munich's main station, 4 premises have already been sold for the realisation of 470 apartments and the competition for the park composition has also been concluded. Now, the competition proceedings for the first of the four Quarters Air, Earth, Water and Fire, namely the Quarter Air is concluded. It comprises the architectural planning of a 4.8 ha wide area (net building land: 2.8 ha) between Arnulfstraße, Grasserstraße and railway tracks with a trade complex as well as a living area. This involves green spaces and the design of a centrally located open space for the public. One of the specifications was to make the theme "Air" visible.
Nine renowned architectural companies took part in the competition. Under the chairmanship of Prof. Carl Fingerhuth, the Jury awarded the five prizes to the architectural firms Bothe Richter Therani (Hamburg), Diener & Diener ( Basle), KSP Engel Zimmermann (Munich), Allmann Sattler Wappner (Munich) and Maier Neuberger (Munich).
The plans and models of the realisation competition will be presented on April 20th, 2004 and can be viewed as of May 4th, 2004 at Plantreff, Blumenstraße 31 in Munich. They can be viewed every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday form 10 am until 5 pm and Friday's from 10 am until 2 pm.
Vivico is to implement the first phase of the urban development project "Neue Münchner Adressen" (New Munich Addresses) close to Munich's main railway station. The re-animation of this former container terminal will result in a first-class location for businesses and high-quality city-centre residential accommodation on a site covering about 18 hectares (44.5 acres).
The Arnulfpark development closes the last major gap within Munich's central ring road and therefore complements the western side of the city centre. Thanks to the generous urban development concept laid out around a large park, Arnulfpark conveys a feeling of spaciousness and freedom quite unexpected in such a central location. And owing to its dimensions and architectural language, Arnulfpark also embodies a true "city-centre atmosphere".
Embedded in an established city-centre environment, this will become a new city district containing 850 apartments and creating about 4,300 jobs, with all the necessary supply enterprises and socio-cultural facilities, plus excellent, unparalleled transport links.
The outcome of the competition to design the park covering 4 hectares (9.9 acres) has already been decided. The results, some of which will also be on show during the Bundesgartenschau (German Horticultural Show) in 2005, are now available and will be exhibited from 12 February 2004 in Munich's Building Department. Work on the park will begin this year.
The architectural design competition for the first phase of the Arnulfpark project has also started. In the second quarter of 2004 the architects will present their ideas on the theme of "Air".
Arnulfpark fact file
- In total Arnulfpark has approx. 18 hectares (44.5 acres) of potential building land, and will provide approx. 247,000 sq m (2,658,685 sq ft) of floor space, approx. 4,300 jobs and approx. 850 apartments
Open spaces: 39,000 sq m (419,792 sq ft) parkland, 45,000 sq m (484,376 sq ft) private gardens
- Earth quarter: approx. 40,470 sq m (435,615 sq ft) residential, approx. 17,590 sq m (189,337 sq ft) commercial, approx. 1,590 sq m (17,115 sq ft) public amenities (kindergarten, crèche)
- Fire quarter: approx. 5,670 sq m (61,031 sq ft) residential, approx. 44,430 sq m (478,241 sq ft) commercial, plus areas for cultural facilities
- Air quarter: approx. 10,900 sq m (117,327 sq ft) residential, approx. 71,700 sq m (771,772 sq ft) commercial
- Water quarter: approx. 10,920 sq m (117,542 sq ft) residential, approx. 38,730 sq m (416,886 sq ft) commercial, approx. 300 sq m (3,229 sq ft) public amenities (for community purposes)