Baumkirchen Mitte, Munich
The once bustling area is still very present with the remaining traces of old marshalling yards. The structure of this ancient land have inspired us in the design for outdoor spaces in the new building area of Baumkirchen in Munich. The traces of the past are the blueprint for the structure of the roof gardens, where there’s visibility on the remaining tracks.
Urban Farming and Urban beekeeping
The need to grow your own vegetables and fruit itself within the built environment is increasing. This derives from a growing awareness among people about the importance of a sustainable environment and a healthy lifestyle. The roof garden on the building in Baumkirchen offers besides the possibility to grow your own vegetables an inventive system for composting and rainwater storage. If the need exists it is even possible to keep chickens on the rooftop. This in order to increase the self-sufficiency of the ecological system. In addition, the garden plays an important ecological role. The garden is atrractive for all kinds of insects and birds. And without bees no pollination. The plan includes atrractive planting. These provide bees with nectar, the bees then ensure pollination. Herwith the garden is not only important on building level, but also has a significant role at regional level.
The roof gardens appeal to the image of ‘spontanvegetation’ along old tracks and is mainly composed of grasses interspersed with flowering perennials and strips of veggie gardens. The tracks through the garden are made of concrete planks. In addition, the wood from the facades are used in different facilities on the roof.
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