Benthem Crouwel successful in Munich competition

Architects Benthem Crouwel from Amsterdam has won one of the three awards in the competition for the new Central Station of Munich in Southern Germany.

120 architects entered the international competition for the design of the second largest train station in Germany. 12 participants were asked to further work out their ideas into sketches. On December 3rd the jury, chaired by professor Carl Fingerhuth from Zurich, awarded a joint first prize to the agencies Auer + Weber from Munich and Gewers, Kühn + Kühn from Berlin next to Benthem Crouwel.

Benthem Crouwel’s plan for this station in Munich stands out because of its round shapes and the use of a lot of glass. By maintaining the two existing buildings on both ends of the station, a symmetric building is developed which also escapes from its symmetrical shapes because of the very busy adjacent regional station. Drawings of the ground floor show that also in those places the round shapes take care of the passengerflow into the city.

Source: Architectuur Niews Online

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