The high-rise acts as a gateway to the city of Munich. In both height and form, the tower is defined by the urban context as a clear end point for the serpentine low-rise buildings directly adjacent.
Concentrating the cubic capacity in a high-rise tower enables the complex to provide the required office space, while also preserving the existing biotope and adding a lake with a promenade. The development comprises a high-rise, an entrance hall, a low-rise building and an underground parking lot. Thanks to the consistent use of the project’s design principles, the complex is seen as a cohesive, site-specific ensemble. On three sides, the complex is sheathed in an aluminum cocoon. The seamless glass façade of the remaining frontage is a top-to-bottom “display window” that acts as a sound barrier for the entire building. The double-skin façade offers a nuanced appearance with a combination of elements that are light-deflecting and light-conducting, absorbent and reflective. In an aim to optimize ventilation in the tower’s main office space, pre-conditioned air from underground ductwork is distributed equally across all stories through natural thermal circulation.
CBP Cronauer Beratung Planung, Munich (Structural design)
TransSolar Energietechnik GmbH, Munich (Energy planning)
Schmidt Reuter Partner, Munich (Building services)
R+R Fuchs, Ingenieurbüro für Fassadentechnik, Munich (Facade)Horstmann + Berger, Altensteig (Building physics)
Realgrün Landschaftsarchitekten, Munich (Landscape design)