In the Prinz-Eugen-Park there is the Ecological Model Settlement.
Wood hybrid buildings in the ecological model settlement
Construction site in Prinz-Eugen-Park, 2017
Aerial view of Lohengrinkaserne (Lohengrin Barracks), 1999
As an ecological model estate, with its own neighbourhood cooperative and an innovative mobility scheme, the Prinz-Eugen-Park is a model district in every respect. A residential quarter with 1,800 apartments has been created on a former barracks site in Munich-Bogenhausen. There are diverse forms of housing and architectural styles to be found, from compact apartment buildings, terraced houses, and city villas to larger apartment blocks. The centre of the new residential area is a vital central square that serves the quarter with shops and restaurants. The quarter is set in parkland with highly valued older trees.
Living in the Prinz-Eugen-Park is affordable for everyone thanks to the varied housing options and 50 percent subsidized housing. A wide range of mobility options, accessible to all households, make it unnecessary for residents to own a car. In another special feature of this development, a consortium was formed between the municipal housing associations GWG and GEWOFAG, cooperatives, building associations and property developers, with the aim of developing a dynamic new district. The Israeli community is represented with a retirement village. Future residents were consulted on the design of the neighbourhood from the beginning of the project.
The former Prinz-Eugen-Kaserne ( Prinz Eugen Barracks) on Cosimastrasse was built in the 1930s under the name of Lohengrinkaserne (Lohengrin Barracks). After the Second World War, US troops took over the buildings and also created accommodation for displaced persons. From 1956 to April 2009, the Bundeswehr used the barracks as a pioneer school. In 2005 the city of Munich bought the site. In 2008 an urban and landscape planning competition was announced. The central theme was the careful use of the environment and energy, and a settlement with strong ecological credentials.