CANALETTO — Open Spaces Along the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner Canal

Photo: Johann-Christian Hannemann, 2019

The results of the study project "CANALETTO - Open Spaces Along the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner Canal" will be exhibited from Tuesday, June 4 to Friday, June 18 in the Foyer of the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations of the City of Munich, Blumenstraße 28b.

Initial situation:
Elector Max II. Emmanuel had the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner canal built at the beginning of the 18th century as part of baroque urban architecture. Waters and streets were used equally as a means of urban planning to provide Munich with an absolutist city plan. While road traffic axes became formative structures in further urban development, the baroque canal seemed to be neglected. Today it is of central importance as a city-crossing, inner-city open space structure for people, animals and plants, but has almost been forgotten in the cityscape. Within the framework of a study project at the Technical University of Munich, the question was therefore examined how this important water axis and its various interests could be brought into harmony with the surroundings of the city.

The Master's students recorded open space characters of the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner Canal as well as numerous hidden qualities and jointly developed guidelines for possible development scenarios. In six drafts, a sensitive, critical examination of the urban planning, open space planning and ecological existing situation took place.

The work was supervised by Prof. Regine Keller (Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space, TU Munich), visiting professor Silvia Benedito (GSD Harvard, USA), Tanja Gallenmüller (Callwey Verlag), Johann-Christian Hannemann and Felix Lüdicke (Chair of Landscape Architecture and Public Space, TU Munich).

Events

Vernissage: Monday, June 3 at 6 p.m., with City Councillor Prof. Dr. (I) Elisabeth Merk and Prof. Silvia Benedito (GSD Harvard, USA)

Exhibition: 4 to 18 June, Mondays to Fridays from 8 to 18 p.m.

Location: Foyer of the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations of the City of Munich, Blumenstraße 28b, Munich

 

Past events:

CANALETTO - Open Spaces Along the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner CanalProject Presentations and Vernissage: February 07, 2019, from 13:30 hExhibition: February 07-14, 2019, Matriculation Hall, TUM, Arcisstr. 21, 80333 Munich, Germany

CANALETTO - Open Spaces Along the Nymphenburg-Biedersteiner Canal
Exhibition: February 15 - April, 2019, Foyer, Institute of Landscape Conservation and Botany, TUM, Emil-Ramann-Straße 6, 85354 Freising, Germany

Media Coverage


Ulrike Steinbacher, Süddeutsche Zeitung: Canaletto wäre begeistert (12.06.2019)

 

Students' Project Works

More information and the individual projects can be found in the Showroom

Exhibition Photos