Munich – Foreign football fans usually gather in Munich at the train station, Marienplatz or in the Hofbräuhaus. One or the other group is said to have been found dying in pubs in the Glockenbachviertel. You don’t see them in Bogenhausen. In 2012, however, St. Pauli fans gathered in Denninger Strasse – for a demonstration. The protest against the demolition of the Esso houses on St. Pauli also reached Munich. The people of Hamburg demonstrated in front of the company headquarters of Bayerische Hausbau.
Bavarian Hausbau is building in Hamburg
It belongs to the Schörghuber Group and is one of the big players on the Munich real estate market, for example with the Paulaner site. In Hamburg it was the target of angry protests. And achieved something remarkable. Many critical voices were taken into account in the planning, former residents were given a right of return, and condominiums are no longer being built on the area in the middle of Hamburg. The pressure from the street and the pressure from the city of Hamburg may have played their part. Even young alternative media in the Hanseatic city are now cheering about “a lot of space to hang out” on the planned area.
Shops, pubs and clubs will shape the new quarter. The Molotow music club will also return, roof areas will be made accessible to the public. Officially, it is assumed that the area can be moved into in 2024, but in Hamburg there is also complaint about delays until completion.
“Authentic piece of St. Pauli”
The house building is definitely very proud. “The Paloma district is an example of how the city can be rethought and how a participation process, which is unique in Germany, and the expertise of an entire district produces architectural designs and a mix of uses, dying like an original piece of St. Pauli and thus appearing maximum acceptance in the population “, it says in the answer to an AZ inquiry from the house building.
In close cooperation with the city of Hamburg, “an authentic piece of St. Pauli” is being created, the subsidized and cooperative building content, publicly accessible roofs, a climbing wall or a skater roof. 2,300 suggestions from the population were received.
The “close cooperation” with the city consisted, according to the city of Hamburg, of “extensive packages of mutual concessions”, which means that houses are building larger areas than originally thought and therefore guarantee cheaper rents.
And Munich? “To consider the situation in Hamburg specifically”
At the end of the day, a model for the home town of Munich, too? The company sounds cautious. Even the density of planning is often not approved in the inner city of Munich.
And: “Although we have been able to gain experience with participation and information processes in our major Munich projects such as the development of the district on the Nockherberg or the Lerchenauer Feld in recent years, the situation in Hamburg must be viewed specifically.”
Above all, Hausbau emphasizes the very high willingness of the neighborhood to participate. The process point “does not represent a template for future inner-city project developments”.