UNStudio selected as winner of baumkirchen mitte, munich UNStudio selected as winner of baumkirchen mitte, munich
nov 21, 2013

UNStudio selected as winner of baumkirchen mitte, munich

UNStudio selected as winner of baumkirchen mitte, munich
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ben van berkel’s architecture firm, UNStudio, in collaboration with OR else landscapes, has been chosen as the winning entry to design a new mixed-use building in munich, germany. the ‘baumkirchen mitte’ project will provide residential properties and office space within its sixty-meter tower, forming a symbolic landmark for the development. 

 

 


the residential tower marks the entrance to baumkirchen mitte, munich
image © UNStudio

 

 

 

in the design for the facade of the building we chose for an articulated sobriety, incorporating contrasting scales of detail. the horizontal bands which wrap and organize the building present a sober articulation from a distance, however as you get closer to the building you discover a refined scale of intricate, complex detailing.‘ explained ben van berkel of UNStudio.

 

 


green rooves are one of several environmental solutions in the competition-winning design
image © UNStudio

 

 

 

the design of the building seeks to facilitate an updated work culture, where spontaneous meetings and workgroups are becoming more commonplace. consequently, each area of the proposal offers flexible and adaptable space where debate and discussion can occur.

 

 


the proposal is composed as an L-shaped volume
image © UNStudio

 

 

 

the theme of flexibility is extended to the living units, where floor plans have been designed to offer a variety of different configurations, catering for the specific requirements of the occupants. a range of external spaces enable interaction, establishing a community atmosphere, but with the privacy desired of a residential property. the proposal for ‘baumkirchen mitte’ tower also incorporates environmentally sustainable solutions, integrating gardens and green roofs in addition to rainwater harvesting systems.

 

 


green rooves are one of several environmental solutions in the competition-winning design
image © UNStudio

 

 


the mixed-use tower glows at night
image © UNStudio

 

 


green rooves are one of several environmental solutions in the competition-winning design
image © UNStudio

 

 

image © UNStudio

 

 


axonometric view of the ground level entrance lobby
image © UNStudio

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

project: baumkirchen mitte, munich, germany, 2013-2017
client: CA immo, PATRIZIA
location: münchen, germany
building surface: 18.500
building volume: 47716 m3 (BRI above ground)
building site: 3820 m2

programme:  13.000m2 office space, 5.500m2
residential status: winning competition proposal

architect:
UNStudio: ben van berkel, astrid piber with wouter de jonge, jan schellhoff and elisabeth brauner, abhijit kapade, grygorii zotov, steven reisinger, derrick diporedjo, mick heijkens, jürgen heinzel, patrick noome

advisors
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landscape: OR else landscapes, breukelen, NL
MEP & sustainability: werner sobek, stuttgart, DE
fire: HPP berlin, münchen, DE

 

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