Unterföhring Park Village
|function||office, urban plan|
After winning the competition in 1999, MVRDV was commissioned to develop a master plan for an office park in a commercial area north east of Munich. 19 different buildings are arranged on a shared plaza in order to create the highest possible density with an urban atmosphere. A parking level under the entire site has one central exit to the plaza level. The ‘car free’ plaza functions as a public meeting point. Private gardens, lawns and terraces on the roofs form another landscape, visible only from inside the offices. Surrounded by trees and hedges, the ensemble receives a green belt. The ‘Village’ fills a central void in the commercial area of Unterföhring Park and thus becomes the new centre. 4 of the 9 buildings in the first phase are planned by Lauber architekten (Munich) and five by MVRDV. The houses vary in volume and façade material as determined by the master plan. This results in a heterogeneous ensemble, contrasting the large-scale projects in the neighbourhood.