The building will cover 45,000 m2 and will be a spearhead project in sustainable design in an urban context, incorporating state-of-the-art technology produced by Siemens.
Extract from Siemens’ citation: “Henning Larsen’s winning design was selected for its comprehensive approach to sustainability – an approach that meets the highest standards for ecofriendliness and energy efficiency.”
CEO Peter Löscher, Siemens, says in a press release: “We’re creating a future-oriented symbol of sustainability that will set the standard for advanced urban architecture and innovative, efficient building technology – for the benefit of our employees and the citizens of Munich.”
The new headquarters consists of six rectangular, rounded volumes attached to a central vertical structure that connects the entire building complex. This structure creates six varied courtyards engaging in close dialogue with the city – thus generating a new urban space to be explored.
Design Director Louis Becker, Henning Larsen Architects: “Walking from the old city to the museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, you will have the opportunity to stroll through the new Siemens headquarters and take a break in one of the evocative, varied courtyards. The building is a contribution to the public realm of Munich.”
The construction of the new headquarters is scheduled to begin in autumn 2012. The building is expected to be completed by the end of 2015 and to be ready for occupation in 2016.