Max Dudler Architekt
The vibrant Schwabinger Tor quarter is taking shape along Leopoldstraße in Schwabing, Munich.
The city quarter consists of nine buildings developed by a range of well-known architects. The perfect diversity of the area meets the demands for classic, quality, and elegant way of the Schwabinger Tor. As its urban architecture and design illustrates.
The district is considered a breath of fresh air due to the massive façade made of Portuguese natural stone.
The architecture inspiration comes from the nearby Victory gate that features neoclassical façades. The façades installations constitute a minimalistic architecture, due to the concealed arrangement between the natural stone delicacy and the window frames.
A colorful array of public squares varied green areas and playgrounds are springing up between multifunctional buildings.
The facades were installed so that some windows profiles were hidden behind the delicate pieces of stone, creating an abstract look. The structure of the building is not uniform and incorporates stone window frames, that recall the Renaissance facades in three dimensions.The building represents elegance and charisma. The facades are easily cleaned with a water jet and easy to maintain.
The choice of natural stone was an important process to guarantee the tone of the city block. Therefore, the stone chosen was Moca Cream Medium Grain, a Portuguese limestone that has a homogeneous beige color with sparse veins. When cut in the opposite direction to the veins, it has distinct parallel veins. This stone has great durability and is perfect for large-scale projects and external cladding.
Due to its hardness, it is resistance to weather conditions such as in Munich.
The elegance of natural stone help restored the project’s connection with Munich’s traditional buildings.
The extraordinary curvature near the windows frames help create an amazing design alongside its neighbors.
As the sun progresses, the building’s shadows change and create different aspects on the building. The stone’s finish was chosen with that in mind; in the sloping and concave areas we used the finish medium brushed, making the area darker and more porous.