The Huberhäuslgarten is an urban gardening project on the site of the former "Huberhäusl", a gatehouse in the Kreativquartier that was demolished in 2015. Elements of permaculture were added to the planting remains, such as apple trees and shrubs of the former house garden.


Type of intervention: Installation
Project character: appropriation / interim use
Theme: green city / sustainable city / active city
Project goal: discourse / stabilization

Project location: Munich; Dachauer Straße, corner Schwere-Reiter-Straße
Project dimension: 500m²

Project period: since 2015 until the development of the area (currently there is no development plan)
Project duration: unknown
Project frequency: permanent, meeting every Sunday from 3 p.m. onwards
Project timetable: ongoing

Type of open space: building gap
ownership: public land
Accessibility: not restricted

Client: none - own initiative with toleration by the city of Munich
Creators: "Zona Libre" (loose association of several initiatives in the creative quarter), artists from the Leonrod Haus, activists from the neighborhood // artist/citizen
Project partners: none
Other actors: none

(Commissioned) budget: none
Subsidies: none
Own resources: donations in kind, volunteer work

Planning context ★★★☆☆
Thematic planning context:
The theme of the garden is sustainability and non-commercial coexistence in public spaces.

Spatial planning reference:
The building gap is part of the active neighborhood life. "To enhance and thus preserve this oasis through permaculture seems to them an important sign to bring past myths into contact with future ways of living." (Leonrodhaus homepage)

Research sources
Leonrod Haus (2019). Huberhäusl., accessed June 10, 2019.
Zona Libre (2019)., accessed 06/15/2019

Robert Rothe, Gero Engeser

Robert Rothe, TUM 2019

Editorial revision
Johann-Christian Hannemann, Felix Lüdicke, Julia Treichel