Creating NEBourhoods Together Neuperlach

Studio Animal-Aided Design is a partner in the project “Creating NEBourhoods Together” in Neuperlach, Munich. As part of the initiative “The New European Bauhaus (NEB)” the project is financed and supported by the European Union together with four other lighthouse projects. The visionary approach of the initiative is to integrate sustainability (including climate protection, zero pollution, biodiversity), attractiveness (including beauty, quality of experience, design) and inclusion (including diversity, accessibility, affordability) into planning and design processes. The aim is to present ideas and opportunities on how to connect the EU’s goals on climate neutrality, health and smart cities with the European Green Deal. The five EU-wide lighthouse projects will create attractive and modern living spaces in cooperation with citizens and become demonstration projects for the entire European community. A committed and competent team was formed to implement the project.

At the time of its creation 50 years ago the motto of the district was “City of Modernity”. The new slogan of Neuperlach is now “City of the Future”: with the implementation of ten sub-projects Neuperlach will undergo a transformation in all areas of urban development. Topics such as circular building, regenerative energies, biodiversity and green transformation , as well as the promotion of youth culture and entrepreneurial thinking and acting of the residents are all important parts of NEBourhoods. Neuperlach is being transformed into an urban, sustainable, inclusive and aesthetic district.

In collaboration with local stakeholders Studio Animal-Aided Design will develop ideas and solutions to promote urban biodiversity in existing green spaces, residential and commercial buildings. The method is not only applicable for new construction projects, but can also be used to plan animal-friendly measures in refurbishment projects, such as climate adaptations or building modernization. Interlinking with other sub-projects is also planned, e.g. Ecolopes. The buildings and open spaces designed with AAD will become climate-friendly places where residents can experience animals and nature.

The project is financed by the European Union.


Munich, Germany


EU (total € 5 Mio)


Landeshauptstadt München (Coordination), Architekturgalerie München e.V., Bayerische Forschungsallianz GmbH,
Green City e.V., Studio Animal-Aided Design GbR, Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften München, Münchner Gesellschaft für Stadterneuerung mbH, Strascheg Center For Entrepreneurship, Str.ucture GmbH, Studio | Stadt | Region Architektur & Stadtentwicklung, Förster Kurz Architekten & Stadtplaner Partnerschaft, Technische Universität München, UnternehmerTUM GmbH, UnternehmerTUM Makerspace GmbH


Bayerische Architektenkammer, Bayern Design GmbH, Bund Deutscher Architektinnen und Architekten Bayern


Thomas E. Hauck, Christine Jakoby, Qingyu Liang, Ariane Mutzel, Abdul Raheem, Wolfgang W. Weisser, Beatrice Grill


1-10-2022 – 31-03-2025


NEBourhoods / ADEPT; European Union