16 Jul 2019 - FORMER POSTBANK KARREE IN MUNICH
Former "Postbank Karree" in Munich
MUNICH, GERMANY, 16 July 2019 – Herzog & de Meuron has been appointed to design a large-scale office complex in the centre of Munich. The project is a redevelopment and expansion of the former Postbank headquarters, located in direct vicinity of the central railroad station. The client's brief required an up-to-date, urban block that would accommodate a mixture of downtown uses and meet the highest standards of quality and sustainability. This can best be achieved by reusing and supplementing the existing structure.
Jacques Herzog said: "What is unusual and novel about this project is the radical reconstruction of an urban block, while reusing about 80% of the existing structure. Into this block we mould, in a single gesture, an inner courtyard, like a large vessel with plants, flowers, trees: a garden – accessible to everyone. A model of how to increase the density as well as the beauty of a city".
The future building will house mostly offices, with retail space and restaurants on street level. Completion is targeted for 2024.