Finanzgarten 2.0

Semester Project Landscape Architecture, Summer Semester 2016


The Finanzgarten is one of Munich's historic parks in the immediate vicinity of the Hofgarten and the
English Garden. Initially designed in the 17th century as a kitchen garden for the Theatine monastery, it gained in
it gained in importance through several changes of ownership and remodeling, but never lived up to the expectations of its
the expectations of the builders. Thus, Friedrich Ludwig von Sckell's idea of opening up the garden and using it as an extensive connection to the English Garden remained only an idea. The debate about the location of the new Munich concert hall, which has been going on since the end of 2013, has ensured that the somewhat forgotten
forgotten Finanzgarten is now back in the public eye. The western part of the park was considered as the
the western part of the park, where a parking lot of the Ministry of Agriculture is located today.
A glance at the history shows that the Finanzgarten, due to its prominent location, has always been a
coveted piece of land, which until now, however, could be protected from overdevelopment. Also
The garden has been preserved and maintained in parts up to the present day thanks to the commitment of the burghers, who worked to replant the areas destroyed in the Second World War.
Even though the decision on the new concert hall was made in favor of the financial garden and against the building project, the discussion about the financial garden brought to light some interesting aspects and raised core questions.
and raised core questions of landscape architecture and urban planning, which prompted us to take a closer look at the park.
to take a closer look at the park.
The concert hall will be built elsewhere, but what will happen to the park in the future? A
The park will not be a solution in the long term if it remains in its current neglected state, and this will lead to a renewed discussion about a possible overbuilding of the area.
The Finanzgarten must find its role next to its prominent kindred Hofgarten and Englischer Garten and be brought back to consciousness.


In the master project Finanzgarten 2.0, concepts are being sought to restore the value of the inconspicuous
Finanzgarten in Munich's most prominent location. Programs are to be developed
to integrate the park into the cityscape of Munich and to make it present to the people again.
present to the people. Only in this way will public land be able to hold its own in the face of building
will be possible. Themes of monument protection and nature conservation play an important role in the designs to be developed, in addition to a program to be conceived for the use of the park.


Prof. Dipl. -Ing. Regine Keller, M.Sc. Anastasios Roidis, M.A. Andrea Mühlmann, M.A. Phillip Hoß

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