The redesign of the convent garden occurred in the context of the restoration and modification of the monastery buildings. The new design created an attractive residential environment, involving generous views from inside to outside, while dealing most cautious with the historically grown structures. An important aspect of the planning process was the preservation of an impressing Turkish Hazel (Corylus colurna). This old specimen tree, adding an important ornamental feature to the garden, had an influence on the whole courtyard design.
A border of hortensias adjoining the buildings functions as a screen between the commonly and the privately used areas of the site. Inside the central lawn an island planted with ornamental grasses sets a visual focus. Its changing aspects are accompanying the seasons of the year. In addition, masses of crocus are planted in the lawn, their florescence is signalising the start of springtime. A long concrete bench combines different functions, serving as a seating, as a lighting element and as an element of the underground car park ventilation system. A filigree fence is marking the border between the site of the monastery and the area belonging to a private owner, an estate company. Its design reinterprets examples from the Wilhelminian period.
OFM St. Anna Kloster and Bayerische Hausbau Munich
Hild und K Architekten, Munich
Jörg Koopmann, Munich