Steinhuber Miniblock

Steinhuber Miniblock was an intervention in Munich's Maxvorstadt, a densely built university district lacking in green spaces and seating, turning it during summer into a vibrant neighbourhood. It fostered interactions between students and local residents, enhancing community engagement and diminishing anonymity. Initiated by the TUM Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning, and constructed by Wow! Urbane Utopien and implemented by the students from the EIT Urban Mobility Master School – Remaking the Street Summer School. The project implemented 10 parklets on the Steinheilstraße and Enhuberstraße, two mobility hubs to promote active mobility and two mini green corridors with urban gardening beds and trees. 

This new community space featured new uses and activities, such as seating, a book exchange, a bike repair station, urban gardening, bulletin board, a ping-pong table , a delivery zone, two car-sharing spots, 14 wandering trees and 11 urban gardening beds significantly enriching the area's livability and appeal.

Expanding upon the Superblock concept, Steinhuber Miniblock prioritized the enhancement of public space quality and safety. It extended to Steinheil and Enhuber streets, improving traffic safety and promoting sustainable, equitable mobility. The initiative reimagined parking spaces to foster social inclusion and gender equality, converting areas dominated by cars into welcoming spots for community gatherings. Through strategic partnerships and a focus on scalable, sustainable urban transformation, Steinhuber Miniblock aimed to set a precedent for systemic change in urban development.


Steinhuber Miniblock initiators:
TUM-Chair of Urban Structure and Transport Planning
Kollektivis e.V.

Steinhuber Miniblock concept:
SET- Street Experiments Tool

Steinhuber Miniblock construction:
Wow! Urbane Utopien

Green Infrastructure:

Green City e.V.

Plant a Seed 

Funded by:
The City of Munich

EIT Urban Mobility

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TUM - Technical University of Munich


Other Discipline
Urban Planning
Transportation of Skill
Project Context
Community / Culture | Agriculture / Foresting / Gardening | Traffic Infrastructure
Construction Methods/Techniques