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Munich is located in the heart of Europe and is with 1.36 million people the 3rd biggest city in Germany. The city combines tradition and modernity, economic strength and quality of life. Global players are just as at home in Munich as the hidden champions of the middle-sized sector and the many emerging start-up enterprises. These highly favourable conditions, known as the 'Munich Mix', guarantees Munich's position as the German metropolis with the strongest economy and brightest future. The Munich Metropolitan Region is the market leader nationwide in the fields of research and development. Munich is a commercial hub, the seat of two excellent universities and more than 340 public schools (from primary to secondary and vocational schools), with orchestras that are in the top tier of the world, with international trade fairs and a regular influx of tourists from all over the world.

The Munich model area is the site of the former Bayern barracks in Freimann, for which the city council decided in 2019 to introduce an innovative recycling concept. The aim is to rebuild the area from the perspective of sustainability while minimizing the impact on the environment as well as the consumption of energy and resources. This includes a comprehensive and efficient recycling of building materials from the demolition buildings as well as excavated earth, which can be reused after appropriate sorting and processing for the new building. Thus, an environmentally friendly planning of the construction process with low transport costs and a low load on the surrounding residential areas and roads can be achieved by reducing truck traffic.

The City of Munich is new in the field of recycling economy in the construction sector. In the former military barracks (Bayernkaserne), the city wants to start a pilot project. The City of Munich will build there a new urban quarter for appr. 15.000 inhabitants. The demolition and new construction will take about 10 years. The demolition will produce about 1.2 million tons of waste. Munich plans to reprocess half of this and make it available for the new buildings. With breaking, sieving and concrete production the city creates secondary raw materials. Among other things, Munich wants to save 93,000 truck trips with 3.3 million kilometers of transport. The aim is for the city of Munich to introduce a circular economy in the construction sector based on the experiences of the pilot project.

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