|PROF. ANDREAS HILD, ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, REBUILDING & CONSERVATION, TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT MÜNCHEN
|SALOMÉ TREHIN & ARMIN ASCHENBRENNER
The scope of this project was to explore the possibilities of urban mining in the context of a housing project. Urban mining is a concept by which building materials become recyclable. In the spirit of urban densification, solutions were researched to fill the 5m gap left in the Augustenstraße (Munich) by the post-war partial enlargement of the street.
The proposed solution for the expansion of Augustenstraße 59 to 67 was to reorganise the three buildings into two new facades according to their typology : a condensed head and a lengthy body. The new depth of the buildings was mitigated by creating double-height spaces and a layering of exterior and interior spaces reacting to the floor plan. Furthermore, a bulkhead construction composed of cut-out brick packages was combined with a full-glazing facade assembled from diverse window-frames. Finally, the interior design was conceived in three zones to tell the story of the construction methods which were used : the existing part where the wounds of the expansion were left bare, the added interior as a pure white space, and the loggias and balconies where the recycled materials were assembled in a raw, visible manner.