The development of Siemens’ new global headquarters has focused on creating a modern work environment for Siemens' employees, while at the same time letting the organization give something back to the city in the form of a vibrant urban space, accessible to everyone.
The headquarter is placed in the heart of Munich. The ground floor – which includes green inner courtyards, a café, a restaurant and a fountain – is publicly accessible. This passage provides the citizens of Munich and visitors to the Bavarian capital with a new footpath between downtown Munich and the city’s museum district.
The building is composed of a volume where four rectangular, rounded courtyards are cutout. Inside the building, a central vertical structure – the ‘spine’ - connects the entire complex. The heart of the building, a roofed courtyard, is situated in the middle of the building and accessible from all sides.
State-of-the-art energy and climate technologies produced by Siemens are incorporated into the design and the building thus also serves to demonstrate the organization’s product portfolio.