Status: 09.12.2023, 08:29 a.m.
By: Nicole Kalenda
Photovoltaic roof and an elevator: This is what the future bus station U-Bahn Martinsried will look like. © GRUBER + POPP ARCHITECTS BDA
Optimised, slimmed down and yet more expensive: The design planning for the future Martinsried subway bus station has found a majority. But reservations remain.
Planegg – On Thursday, the building committee of the Planegg municipal council approved the design planning and cost calculations of the specialist planners for the future bus station subway Martinsried with 6:3 votes. The motion of Max Gum-Bauer (FWD) to shift the issue to the municipal council was rejected with 5:4. Because the need for discussion is obviously great, Managing Director Stefan Schaudig says: "I expect that there will be an application for review." Until next Thursday, December 14, midnight, the municipal councillors have time to collect the necessary signatures among colleagues to bring the issue to the plenary.
More than half a million euros risk premium
The bus station with six boarding edges will be set up on the surface of the Martinsried underground station. If everything goes according to plan, the tunnel shell construction work is essentially completed by the end of 2025 and the metro tunnel is filled in, the above-ground work must begin quickly so that everything is ready for the expected commissioning in 2027. As reported, in June 2022, the Berlin office "Gruber + Popp", which is also designing the underground station, was awarded the contract. The rectangular roof consists of photovoltaic modules with an output of 146 kilowatt peak. Three amorphous openings take up the associations of cell structures under the microscope, which are awakened in the basement.
Last May, the building committee approved the design plan after submitting some special requests. At that time, the costs were 6.88 million euros, now it is 7.11 million, plus 540,000 euros risk premium. "We were able to set a very reasonable budget," said Anne Greger from the project manager baustein GmbH. In order to partially compensate for the rising prices, the project was optimized for standard products, such as the photovoltaic system. In addition, ten tons of steel could be saved in the load-bearing structure.
Gum-Bauer was looking for ways to save money in order to remain debt-free even if the municipality's trade tax revenues were falling. In contrast to the 212 million euro subway, where the Free State assumes the lion's share of the costs, the municipality is responsible for the bus station on its own, assuming that it can take advantage of subsidies for the new public transport infrastructure. "The project is up and running, costs money, and we have to do everything we can to ensure that it is no longer stopped," explained Schaudig. If necessary, savings would have to be made on other projects. Any change, such as the abandonment of the canopy, "entails a rat's tail of approval steps." This, in turn, jeopardizes the subway schedule. Gum-Bauer, Fritz Haugg (FDP) and Jürgen Peters (Greens) voted against the draft planning.