Starnberg was historically a picturesque fishing village and summer resort by a lake, a short distance from Munich. The New Market project is part of a larger urban regeneration strategy for the Starnberg North Station. The scheme will transform the area into a lively, accessible part of town and will replace the existing retail shed and car park with a new civic square, a central bus interchange and a mixed-use development.

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LOCATION: Starnberg, Germany

CLIENT: NEMA Starnberg

DATE: 2014-2024

STATUS: Pre-Concept Design

SIZE: 28,000 m²  (10,000 m² Retail, 10,000 m2 Parking, 3,000 m² Hotel, 2,600 m² Residential, 2,300 m² Offices)

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ACME: Sarah Blahut, Isabel de la Mora, Piotr Fabirkiewicz, Cristian Gheorghe, Christian Höeller,  Lizy Huyghe, Tim Laubinger, Friedrich Ludewig, Philipp Mecke , Dirk Müller, Stefano Rochetti, Jan Saggau, Heidrun Schuhmann, Matei  Vlasceanu


Dragomir Stadtplanung


As Starnberg grew into a wealthy commuter town, the arrival of the railways severed the town from the lake, and started to shift the town centre inlands. The site sits alongside the new station and in the past has been occupied by a large supermarket shed with surface car parking.

The region and Starnberg has a vernacular language of half-timbered buildings (Fachwerkhäuser), and a varied roofscape of gables and pitches. The design of New Market Starnberg plays with this vernacular. The New Market will be built in structural timber, with contemporary pitched roof houses and apartments that give the complex roofscape and scale that fits into the traditional Starnberg vernacular.

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