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.
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.