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BOGENHAUSENER TOR and EINSTEIN TOWERS

MÜNCHEN, Germany 2009-2019

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BOGENHAUSENER TOR and EINSTEIN TOWERS

MÜNCHEN, Germany 2009-2019

In the Bogenhausen district of Munich, five towers of different heights are grouped in a park that spans both sides of the Einsteinstrasse, claiming the urban dimension of architecture. The project proposes a strategy of densification in an area surrounded by residential blocks, single-family houses, and scattered office buildings of the nineteen-sixties and seventies. The landscape and the architectural concepts blend into a proposal that emerges from the specificity of the object to the complexity of the whole. The five buildings originate from variations of a single, 1,100-square-meter, polygonal plot. Here, in a combinatorial game, towers based on the same geometric figure are rotated at different angles and given a semi-symmetrical form, to thus achieve better lighting and ventilation.

The dimensions of the base of each tower’s lower floors vary, adapting to the conditions of the site and the surrounding streets. Varying in height as well, the towers are finished off on the top floor with planes set at different angles and oriented to avoid obstructing the view from certain points in the city, such as the Prinzregentenstrasse. The specific location of each building respects different property boundaries in such a way that its development and construction can easily be carried out in separate stages. Four of the buildings are destined to be offices and are capable of accommodating other uses on the lower floors, while the fifth will be a hotel, located on the plot that is accessible from the Truderingerstrasse.
The buildings are linked by their common pentagonal shape and by their material consistency. Geometry and landscape coexist in a proposal conceived as a strategy combining a limited set of variations on the same theme.
 
 
 
 
 
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Client
Bogenhausener Tor Inmobilien GmbH and Zurich Versicherung AG,
represented by Bayern Projekt GmbH
Architects
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Program
Hotel and office towers
Total floor area
117,500 m2
Competition team
Dirk Landt, Vanesa Manrique, Nik Wenzke, Laura Ullrich, Enrique Àlvarez-Sala, Sebastian Sasse
Project architect
Claus Thiemann
Project team
Constantin Mercier, Daniel Schilp, Fernando Nasarre, Giovanni D’Angelo, Katharina Nettekoven, Kerstin Junker, Tim Lindner, Morgan Moreau
Landscape architect
Keller Damm Roser, Munich
Structural engineer
bwp Burggraf + Reiminger, Munich
Mechanical engineer
Ingenieurbüro Hausladen   
Models
Juan de Dios Hernández—Jesús Rey
Project dates
Competition: 2009
Design: 2013–15
Construction: 2015–18
 
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MÜNCHEN, Germany 2009-2019

Monograph TC CUADERNOS nº 131/132. 2017
Published by General de Ediciones de Arquitectura. Valencia, Spain
ISBN: 978-84-947421-4-9 
Page: 300 – 313
 
Monograph NS. 2014
Fuensanta Nieto Enrique Sobejano Architetture
Published by Electa Architecttura. Milan, Italy
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-88-9180-228-6
Page: 182 – 188 

Monograph NIETO SOBEJANO. MEMORY AND INVENTION. 2013
Published by Hatje Cantz Verlag. Ostfildern, Germany
Authors: Fuensanta Nieto & Enrique Sobejano
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3619-0
Page: 214 – 220

Book SPANISH ARCHITECTS ABROAD. 2011
Published by Berlin Studio e.V. - Instituto Cervantes Berlin - jovis Verlag GmbH. Berlin, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-86859-108-8
Page: 82 – 97  
                                                                                                                                                                              
Book ARCHITECTURE A WOMAN`S PROFESSION. 2011
Published by Jovis Verlag GmbH. Berlin, Germany
Author: Tanja Kullack
ISBN: 978-3-86859-086-9
Page: 96 – 103

Magazine FUTURE ARQUITECTURAS nº 23/24. 2010
Published by Future Arquitecturas, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1885-8228
Page: 34 – 37

Magazine AV PROYECTOS nº 031. 2009
Published by Arquitectura Viva, S.L. Madrid, Spain
ISSN: 1697-493X
Page: 38 – 39
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BOGENHAUSENER TOR and EINSTEIN TOWERS

MÜNCHEN, Germany 2009-2019