Von der Kaserne zum Stadtquartier

Publication on the conversion of military land in Munich



For almost twenty years, more than 300 hectares of former military land in the Bavarian capital have been and are being developed into new residential and urban quarters. Sally Below and her team were responsible for the conception and editing of a 160-page publication on this topic.

In addition to the presentation of eight development areas with their special features, the history of the barracks is also addressed, ecological issues are discussed and an insight into the process of conversion is given. Munich’s experience with the instrument of urban development measures and the development of the so-called “M├╝nchner Weg” are also comprehensively presented.

A walk-talk with Prof. Christiane Thalgott and Dr. Theo Waigel provides an insight into the beginnings of the development of the conversion areas and the coordination with the federal government at the time: “Like winning the lottery” is the conclusion of the two key participants.

City of Munich, Department for Urban Planning and Building Regulations (ed.): Von der Kaserne zum Stadtquartier. Munich, 2013

The publication can be downloaded here.