Christian Bernreiter, Bavarian State Minister for Housing, Construction and Transport, opened the newly renovated second stage of construction of the stepped buildings in the student district Olympisches Dorf today. With these buildings, the entire renovation works in the student district have now been completed; the Munich Student Union carried out these renovations during the last 15 years for altogether approximately 150 million euros.
Before the second section of the stepped buildings was completed, the bungalow village, the multi-storey building, the “Alte Mensa” as well as the first section of the stepped buildings had already been renovated. The renovation projects in the student district have been extensively supported by the Bavarian State Ministry for Housing, Construction and Transport. State Minister Bernreiter says: “The Free State has supported this large-scale project over the past 15 years with more than 55 million euros. An important contribution for the upkeep of this popular area, which has been providing accommodation for students for 50 years.”
Dr. Ursula Wurzer-Faßnacht, Director of the Munich Student Union, points out: “I am very happy to say that with the stepped buildings in the Olympisches Dorf being completed, we are now able to provide more than 2,000 affordable accommodation units and can thus contribute to easing the pressure on the student housing market in Munich.”
With its 32 single apartments, 13 apartments for couples and 12 wheelchair accessible apartments, the completed second construction stage now offers accommodation for 70 students. There are also flats for staff members as well as other apartments which can be offered to the universities for short-term rent. Focussing on single apartments matches the high demand of the students regarding this type of accommodation, which the Munich Student Union will now be able to meet to a greater degree. The renovation works were carried out by bogevischs buero architekten & stadtplaner GmbH.