Practice’s Berlin office set to deliver 112,000sq m public-sector pension fund complex
David Chipperfield Architects has won a design competition to create a new Munich headquarters for the Bayerische Versorgungskammer public sector pension fund.
The 112,000sq m building will be built on the site of a former Siemens production facility in the Bavarian capital’s Bogenhausen district.
Competition organiser Strabag Real Estate said second place in the competition went to Hadi Teherani Architects of Hamburg and third place to the Munich architecture firm Steidle Architekten. Also on the 12-strong shortlist were Switzerland’s Max Dudler and Berlin-based Müller Reimann Architekten.
Chipperfield said the practice’s winning design was a “structural ensemble” made up of three large volumes, the tallest element of which complements existing high-rise buildings on Richard-Strauss-Straße.
“The building uses a slender construction, which rises above a concrete base,” Chipperfield said.
“The structure remains visible through the building’s fully glazed façade creating an intriguing sense of depth.”
Chipperfield added that two public squares that form part of the scheme had been designed to resemble “clearings” in the adjacent Denninger Anger park.
The project was worked up by the practice’s Berlin office, in conjunction with landscape architect Atelier Loidl and engineer Arup Deutschland.