Conversion of the former Diamalt premises

The Diamalt premises, described in the current land-use plan no. 1904 as an industrial zone with special areas, present themselves today as an island-like piece of wasteland in the existing urban fabric of Allach. The urban-planning study searches for ways of integrating the various factors of influence and usages on the area and add a differently developed city block.


There are today still a few monuments left that remind one of the history of the area as a production site for baking agents and the well-known malt lozenges. The boiler house, situated centrally on the premises, represents with its 60-meter-high chimney a characteristic element of the silhouette of Allach. Other monuments on the premises are the generator building as well as the soup-seasoning factory, which marks the southern edge of the area.

Two trial concepts show the principal ways of dealing with the heterogeneous environs of the Diamalt premises and place the area as an interface between the industrialised areas, the railway lines and the contrasting informal housing consisting mainly of detached and semidetached houses. Additionally, structural answers to the existing noise exposure, in particular that from the railway track and the industrial area behind it on the east side, are formulated, and the heavy transport traffic development running through the area is also considered.

The study forms the basis of the urban development competition procedures currently being formulated.

location: Munich-Allach

Urban development feasibility study: 2013

customer: ISARIA Wohnbau AG, Munich

Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak
mit Marcel Meili, Markus Peter

Markus Reher, Jenny Lutz, Yirong Du


Gross floor space: 70,000 m2

Building site: ca. 71,100 m2

Floor space ratio: ca. 1.2

Figure-ground diagram

Aerial photo of area

Analysis of usable spaces

existing situation

Soup-seasoning factory

Boiler house

Generator building

Model photos