This design for the new corporate headquarters for Volksbank Raiffaisenbank Bayern Mitte eG responds to this distinctive urban planning context with two L–shaped structures positioned to incorporate and further develop the spatial alignment of its surroundings. The bank’s offices are housed in the tallest tower, while a second L–shaped structure at its base reflects the roofline of the neighboring buildings. With its angular volume, this slender high-rise seems to create rather than obstruct space, and its distinctive and elegant appearance redefines the city skyline.
Thanks to its openness, clarity and distinctive appearance for its context, this architecture has a formative effect on the very diverse surroundings. The supporting structure and plasticity of the building are visible in its sculptural façade, and the exterior reveals the innerworkings of the building. Exemplifying a singular focus on the essential, the large grids across the façade also give users an open, bright workplace. Five-meter high, floor-to-ceiling glass windows on the ground floor appear inviting from the various outside spaces as well as the square to the front. The buildings are expertly positioned to make them highly energy efficient. A south-facing roof terrace is shared by all occupants.
The climate and energy concept for the complex significantly reduces the overall energy consumption with an optimal building envelope and efficient HVAC systems, while also optimizing indoor conditions for the occupants. In addition, photovoltaic panels on the roof provide a further source of renewable energy.
Vogeley, Philipp (Lead)
Calavetta, Valerio (Project Leader)
Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering (structural engineering )
Grauwald Studio, Berlin (visualiation)