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Heathlands

Designing the grounds for the new football stadium at this location meant constructing a landscape. In an interplay with Fröttmaninger Berg and the windmill on its mount, the stadium leads to a prominent gate situation, whereas the landscaped parking lot and the roof esplanade of the multi-storey car park are interpreted as a part of the Munich gravel stratum. The city’s park does not serve as a model. Located at the edge of the city, the heathland habitat is derived from the adjacent landscape. Only the roads are reminiscent of classic English landscape parks. The form and scale of the development correspond to the site’s various functions, which range from managing large masses of people when the stadium is in operation to providing a local place of rest and relaxation at other times. The structural architecture and landscape architecture are interdependent. The architectural body will become a part of the cityscape and is a crossover between the natural and the artificial. In combination with the topographical staging, it refers to the external heathlands, which display the continuity of a cultured landscape rather than a natural one.