Olympic Village - München - Germany
The city quarter that was originally created by Heinle, Wischer und Partner as the 1972 Olympic Games “Men’s Village” is part of the Olympic Village heritage complex.
With its terraced buildings that blend into the landscape, its separation of pedestrian from automobile traffic, and its consistent design concept, the complex is considered an architectural utopia of the 1970s.
The maintenance of the village is an ongoing process, involving frequent and complex technical refurbishment. The structural particularities, however, have presented hurdles: since the pedestrian level lies entirely above street level, it is officially considered a building, and -different from other walkways in the city- must thus be maintained by the owners’ associations.
Thanks to the size and composition of the owners’ associations, in which a large amount of architects are represented, there has been little deviation from the original concept.