Productive Inter-Sections – Radical operations along the Schleissheimer Strasse


(Letzte Aktualisierung:29.09.2021)

In this Studio you will explore possible and impossible URBAN futures, develop your own Research question and project idea, choose a site and INVESTIGATE the potentials and details of your design project.

Urban transformation could be conceived as multi-dimensional process that is driven by multiple interactions, regulations and differences (Schmid, 2016). Transformation evolves along a timeline and assumes ever-changing spatio-material forms, which in turn are mutually related to social, political, ecological and economic processes. The different patterns of this materialization become visible when we follow the main radial arteries of cities, from the city centre towards the periphery, or vice versa. They act as section lines through space and time, which enable us to relate the different patterns and stages of a city’s evolution with each other. The visible sequence is often marked by ruptures, collisions and inconsistencies, by heterogeneity and conflicts of different kinds, but we may also experience continuity and homogeneity.

Linking the city centre with the Northern periphery, the Schleißheimer Straße in Munich is such a radial section line. The different urban patterns of Munich’s successive stages of urban expansion are lined up along its course. Its starting point in the western part of the city centre is slightly obscured, but the axis soon widens up and becomes a major traffic route. Initially constructed to link the monarch’s city residence with the northern palaces in Schleißheim, the road and its adjacent neighbourhoods have experienced a series of significant changes and continue to change. In the more peripheral areas, backyards and sub-prime locations, we see processes at work through which existing boundaries and patterns of use are re-negotiated. Different coalitions and alliances seem to produce and use urban resources in new ways. They bear the promise of opening up new possibilities for the sustainable city. In this studio, we are particularly interested in these emerging urban conditions.

In the context of our studio, the term "inter-section" assumes multiple meanings: it represents the section line drawn by Schleissheimer Straße through the city, it stands for both, the connection and/or separation of different spatial constellations, ideas, plans, systems, processes, user groups, interests or agendas. It stands for unexpected coalitions, alliances, for ruptures and collisions.


TEAM                           Prof. Mark Michaeli, N. Kling, T. Roidis, T. Hess, J. Micklewright

LANGUAGE               English

STUDY LEVEL          Bachelor + Master Architecture + Master Urbanistik

KICK OFF                   19.10.2021 // 3:00 pm // Room 0220

MEETINGS                 WED // 14:00 // Room 3250

INTERM. REVIEWS   NOV 16 // DEC 14 // JAN 18

FINAL CRIT                FEB 8

ECTS                           BA 9 ECTS // MA 15 ECTS

Productive inter-sections- Projektvorstellung