C2C Office Building, Munich, Germany
The office complex is planned in the area of the Werksviertel in Munich. The design of each storey offers surrounding external areas with integrated planters that encircle the facade. The façade surrounded by a additional steel lattice “skin” facade will be covered with climbing plants. Considering the inner-city densification and the resulting surface sealing, the building itself is being developed into a green lung inside of the new urban environment in the Werksviertel.
With the new office building at Friedenstraße 2 in Munich, we have the opportunity to construct a building that not only meets the standard requirements of the DGNB certificate in Gold , but to build one of the first C2C-inspired houses in Germany. Even from the early planning phases attention was paid to the use of recycled as well as recyclable materials in combination with demountable constructions, to ensure a sustainable return of the components back to nature or to a new life cycle after the building has been disassembled. The intention is to do everything that makes sense in order to produce an intelligently and rationally engineered building combined with a well-shaped environment for the benefit of all. Climate protection and sustainability in construction is currently more represented in the German government than ever before. The consideration of the grey energy and life cycle costs of buildings as well as the intended building material passport is supposed to lead to climate neutrality. With our C2C-inspired building in the Werksviertel, these topics are already being considered in more detail and implemented professionally.
|Why does this project represent German building?||
This project demonstrates the philosophy of technological innovation in service of environmental harmony and aesthetics, which is the essential common thread found throughout contemporary German architecture
"Due to the high building density and the resulting need to fell the trees on the property, compensation for urban greenery was mandatory for this project. In addition to a positive visual effect for the building and its surroundings, the compulsory greening will also make a positive contribution to the microclimate at this location and it was ultimately the basis for the development of one of the very few C2C-inspired buildings in Germany. A small competition in our office led to two facade concepts, both of which were presented to the urban design commission for discussion. The result was the demand to strive for a unification of the two variants. A wide variety of facade variants were tried out and studied until the final facade design was finalized. The outcome is an ecologically valuable facade with recognition value. This way of working is a feature of the office. We are proud that every architect in the team can use their own creativity and ideas to develop a project. This enables the chance to create individual and diverse architecture, instead of recycling old ideas and concepts."
Energy and resource concept
The Green Roofs and the greenery on the encircling terraces will manage surface water flooding (rainwater management) while the cooling evapotranspiration by vegetation and soil will help regulate surrounding microclimates, improve air quality and keep the photovoltaic panels on roof and façade cool which can increase their productivity rate by up to 20% The Green Façade can also reduce noise pollution and function as an external shading. The water from the drainage systems on the roof and the terraces will be used for watering the plants and sanitary purposes.
Falk von Tettenborn Architects
The office building will be DGNB certified and is planned according to cradle to cradle principles in building technology and -construcion, which means it can be harmlessly disassembled and reused in future manufacturing and biological cycles.