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COOR Reference Project

HVB Tower

In this large-scale project, the bank completely renovated its high-rise building in Munich, which it moved into in 1981, and transformed it into a green building with LEED Platinum certification in line with its commitment to sustainability.

Gross floor space
140.000 m2
Building height
114 m
Historical monument conservation
250 Mio. EUR

Green Building

The Project

In a large-scale project, HypoVereinsbank completely renovated its high-rise building in Munich, which it moved into in 1981, and, in line with its commitment to sustainability, transformed it into a green building that meets the requirements of an environmentally compatible building strategy. "We are particularly pleased that we were able to engage both the architectural firm HENN, which was commissioned with the planning and construction management, and the architectural firm Betz, which designed the striking building, as consultants for this project." PETER WEIDENHÖFER, EXECUTIVE BOARD HVB IMMOBILIEN AG

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The planning was carried out down to the last detail in close cooperation with the authorities responsible for the preservation of historical monuments. For the architects and clients, it was a major challenge to renew the facade elements while retaining the visual character of the building, which has been a designated landmark since 2006.


The HVB Tower will have been completely renovated in two construction phases by 2019, with the refurbishment of the so-called tower stage – i.e. the floors of the actual high-rise building – as well as the entrance area and the conference zone in the Flachbau Süd building having already been completed at the beginning of 2016. Between 2016 and 2019, the exterior and interior modernization of Flachbau Nord, where securities trading is located, took place.

The focus was on the significance of the HVB Tower for the Munich cityscape. During the completion, therefore, attention was paid to the highest quality both inside and out, as the monumental value results in particularly great responsibility.


The declared goal is to reduce energy consumption and thus significantly reduce the building’s CO2 emissions. This is to be achieved through a new technical supply concept and natural ventilation via the windows.

"We need a cost management tool that is future-oriented, flexible, comprehensive and powerful! We also need a partner who is always open to new ideas and developments. Drees & Sommer started the evaluation and analysis with these maxims in mind and found a suitable partner in COOR. We look forward to further cooperation."

Klaus Schwind, Project partner at Drees & Sommer

As a leading European consulting, planning and project management company, Drees & Sommer has been supporting private and public clients and investors in all matters relating to real estate and infrastructure - both analog and digital - for almost 50 years. This results in economical and sustainable buildings, profitable real estate portfolios, people-oriented working environments, and visionary mobility concepts. At 40 locations worldwide, 3,200 employees in interdisciplinary teams support clients from a wide range of industries - always under the premise of combining economy and ecology.

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