Mittlerer Ring / Léon Wohlhage Wernik Architekten
Living by the Mittlere Ring, Munich. The residential buildings directly adjoin with the heavily frequented Mittlere Ring. The initial requirement for the structure was increased noise protection for the neighbouring 1950s residential quarter. The challenge was to fulfil the noise protection requirements while also providing quiet, high-quality living space. The architecture achieves that and more by presenting a new, striking image in the traffic-burdened urban space. Both the design and the colour set it strongly apart from the surroundings. Car drivers emerging from the nearby tunnel and pedestrians approaching from the underground or the surrounding areas take notice of the building’s drive and its particular architectural design. The visible side of the façade is layered: Individual façade elements are placed beside each other to appear like a scaly gown.
© Christian Richters