Planned and constructed for the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, the buildings and facilities of the Olympic Village were to be used intensively after the end of the Games themselves. The village was intended to serve as a residential complex after the Olympics and a showcase for modern forms of residential construction and urban planning. Since 1973 the former male section is now another neighborhood, and the female one serves as student housing. Said area was completely torn down and rebuilt from zero.
The Olympic Village is a residential area surrounded by greenery, not far from the city centre, with all the facilities needed for 10,000 residents. The three residential arms extending primarily toward the southwest contain some 3,100 residential units and meet at the village centre. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic are separated from one another into a pedestrian level and subterranean vehicle roads.