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Henning Larsen Wins Bid To Re-Structure Siemens Munich Headquarters

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 1, 2011 @ 9:18 am In Architecture | No Comments

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Siemens has chosen Henning Larsen Architects [2] to give their Munich headquarters a sustainable upgrade. Of the twelve proposals submitted by design houses throughout Europe, the Copenhagen-based firm’s design was selected for its comprehensive approach to sustainable urban development [3]. The upgraded headquarters slated to begin construction in the fall of 2012 will feature a host of Siemens eco-friendly technology, including energy efficient lighting and photovolatic panels [4], and will be smoothly integrated into the city’s historical district.



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The flexible, well-lit interior workspace will accommodate up to 1200 employees. Catering to the pedestrian via a network of accessible walkways, the new headquarters consists of a series of interconnected buildings that conceal greenery-filled courtyards [6]. This complex – with its groundfloor bistros, cafes and other offerings – also acts as a bridge between Munich’s cultural and historic district.

Henning Larsen has paid particular attention to ensure that the historic main building on Wittelsbacherplatz, an outstanding example of neo-classical architecture designed by Leo von Klenze in the nineteenth century, will be preserved [7] even as it is connected to this more futuristic design. Employees are expected to occupy the new headquarters by 2016.

+ Henning Larsen Architects [2]

+ Siemens [8]


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[2] Henning Larsen Architects: http://www.henninglarsen.com/themes/frontpage.aspx

[3] sustainable urban development: http://inhabitat.com/entangled-bank-a-sustainable-urban-skyscraper/revision-winner/

[4] photovolatic panels: http://inhabitat.com/diffus%E2%80%99-chic-solar-power-bag-flaunts-its-photovoltaic-panels/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/henning-larsen-wins-bid-to-re-structure-siemens-munich-headquarters/henning-larsen-siemends-headquarters-2/

[6] greenery-filled courtyards: http://inhabitat.com/interboro-partners-wins-competition-for-this-summers-ps1-momas-courtyard-installation/

[7] will be preserved: http://inhabitat.com/the-link-an-innovative-approach-to-historical-preservation/

[8] + Siemens: http://www.siemens.com/press/en/presspicture/index.php?view=list&content=cc&tag=2011-06-Konzernzentrale

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