Munich Olympic Station

Bachelor's Thesis B.Sc. Landscape Architecture and Planning, Winter Semester 2017/18


The former S-Bahn station Olympiastadion in the north of Munich was built in the run-up to the 1972 Summer Olympics in order to provide a second efficient means of transport to the Olympic site for the large streams of visitors in addition to the Munich U-Bahn. It was finally decommissioned in 1988 and has since been left to decay as a "ghost station". The S-Bahn line west of Landshuter Allee is no longer needed for transportation purposes. Interesting nature conservation areas have developed on the site. The areas lend themselves to a higher-level green connection that can serve both for a bicycle and pedestrian connection to the north (Lerchenauer See, Drei-Seen-Platte) and for the biotope network. This would significantly improve the connection of the Olympic Park to the western and northern urban space.


The aim is to investigate possible functions of the station and the tracks in the urban context and to work out its potentials as a public space. What is the spatial relationship between the station and its surroundings, how can the situation be improved, and what public use is conceivable?


Prof. Regine Keller, Dipl.-Ing. Florian Rüger, M.Sc. Johann-Christian Hannemann

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