After three years of building activity, the new Siemens headquarters in Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich was officially inaugurated on 24 June 2016. Landau + Kindelbacher were responsible for the interior design in addition to the public areas on the ground floor of the new building and the listed palace – Palais Ludwig Ferdinand – in close coordination with Henning Larsen Architects.
The new company headquarters was designed by the Danish company Henning Larsen Architects. The building’s architecture epitomises the self-perception of Siemens as a cosmopolitan, green and transparent corporation. A floor space of 45,500 m2 consists of a publicly accessible ground floor and four office and two attic floors with a total of 1200 workplaces. Environment-friendliness and energy efficiency play a special role: The new building will meet the highest international standards of sustainability. The listed classical Palais Ludwig Ferdinand, built by Leo von Klenze in the 19th Century, was seamlessly integrated in the new building and is available for prestigious occasions. The new building is a flagship project with great internal and external charisma. The new headquarters was designed deliberately according to Siemens’s wishes not as a “closed building” but will be freely accessible on most of the ground floor to guests, visitors and the general public. Restaurants and cafés with a wide range of offers, plus a free Siemens exhibition are all very enticing to visitors. The passage gives Munich citizens and visitors to the Bavarian capital a new pedestrian route between the city centre and the museum area.
On the courtyard,Landau Kindelbacher selected a range of K- Series Pebble Seats in different grey tones, where the office employee can take a break, stroll around. The different KD, KR and KE seats in various sizes echo the river stones or boulders taken from the woods. The natural texture and feeling brings softens the stone and glass structure of the architectural context where they are used in.