By Justine Testado|
Thursday, Apr 4, 2019
The Berlin office of David Chipperfield Architects, in collaboration with landscape architecture practice Atelier Loidl, unveiled their winning design for the new Bayerische Versorgungskammer headquarters in Munich's Bogenhausen borough. Located on a former production site for the Siemens company, the 112,000 m2 project will comprise of three large volumes: a tall tower with a connecting wing and a shorter tower.
The building uses a slender construction that rises above a concrete base, and the structure remains visible through the building's fully glazed facade “to create an intriguing sense of depth”, the architecture firm explains.
The site includes two public squares: “The urban, street-side square acts as a representative entrance area, while the planted square adjacent to the park features circumferential seating and can be used for various activities and events. A covered outdoor space under the elongated building links the squares and allows a flowing transition through the property.”
“The dense sequencing of columns allows for a flexible use of the floor plans. The floors in the two tower buildings serve as office space, and the conference rooms are located in the spacious, high-ceilinged rooms in the bar building.
A restaurant, a customer center, and a day-care center can be found at park and street level. At the top of the building, roof gardens offer wide views over the city and to the Alps.”
Gross floor area: 112,000 m2
Client: Bayerische Versorgungskammer
Project development, competition organiser: Strabag Real Estate GmbH, Munich
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Partners: David Chipperfield, Christoph Felger, Harald Müller, Martin Reichert, Eva Schad, Alexander Schwarz
Project architect: Wiebke Ahues
Competition team: Jana Bolten, Ivan Dimitrov, Marius Helten, Enise Kocaman, Nicolas Kulemeyer, Maximilian Lohmann, Katharina Loges, Rebecca Odewole, André Silva Oliveira, Julia Schenke, Kawalpreet Singh; Graphics, Visualisation: Konrad Basan, Dalia Liksaite, Simon Wiesmaier, Ute Zscharnt
In collaboration with:
Landscape architect: Atelier Loidl, Berlin
Design engineers: Arup Deutschland GmbH, Berlin
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