München - Taufkirchen (DE) - Runner up
Team Representative: Dennis Winkler (DE) – architect
"The project is perhaps an attempt to retrace the relationship between a post-industrial society and the existing corset of functionally separated urban development in the context of Munich / Taufkirchen. With regards to the expected productivity of new neighbourhood building blocks, it is not about a direct material value creation chain in the classical sense, but rather in an intellectual one. At the end of the day, the latter is connected to changing structures in the work environment, as can be seen by the rise of “Home Office”, for example. However, the cost of a new-found flexibility should not be social isolation, which is why the design incorporates common-use areas where, among other things, co-working spaces are available."