Sunset Boulevard Sonnenstraße

Project III | Master Project, Winter Semester 2006/07


The content of the design was the Munich Sonnenstraße between Karlsplatz (Stachus) and Sendlinger Tor. At the end of the 18th century, the current Sonnenstraße was established as part of the ring road during the gradual demilitarization of the city on the outskirts of the fortifications. Unlike in other European cities, this ring road was not developed into a prestigious boulevard but rather a finely nuanced transition zone between the old town and the suburbs. It wasn't until the 1950s that it was expanded into the Altstadtring, a traffic ring that separates the city center from the suburbs. Given the dominance of traffic in this urban space, the first step was to define the future urban functions in a concept. In the next step, these functions were detailed and implemented in the design.

Transport planning issues held a high priority in this task, and that's why the design was co-supervised by the Department of Urban Structure and Transport Planning, Professor Dr.-Ing. Wulfhorst. There was an opportunity to undertake an integrated exam in engineering sciences within the Department of Urban Structure and Transport Planning. This involved a more in-depth treatment of transport planning issues in the design and completing an examination in the subject of "Environmental Transport Planning" or the basic course "Transport Engineering and Transport Planning."

Simultaneously, the Chair of Integrated Building, Professor Fink, offered the design "Inward Growth: Sonnenstraße." There were joint project presentations.


Documentation off all Designs (PDF, 7,6 MB)
Handout  (PDF, 1 MB)


Fachgebiet für Siedlungsstruktur und Verkehrsplanung:
Lehrstuhl für Integriertes Bauen: 


Prof. Regine Keller, Dipl.-Ing. Doris Grabner, Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Hauck, Dipl.-Ing. Volker Kleinekort

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