Munich is a city suffering from a typical European urban disease: the once multifunctional city centre is slowly becoming monofunctional, replacing housing with more lucrative functions such as offices and shops. This drains public liveliness from the Munich city centre.
New housing development are stalling due to the large land costs and the lack of useable development space. In our proposal we try to tackle these two issues together.
By using a small scale basic unit, turning complex inner city voids into spaces for development.
By using prefabrication, these units can be low cost. With different type of units, a large diversity of housing typologies (including low cost housing) can be set up.
As a window of opportunity, we propose to use the production line of the BMW factory in the city for this. In 2009, BMW had to lower its production output by 50% due to the financial crisis. That capacity can be used to produce housing, giving the housing units a fixed automobile related size.