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Munich, Germany

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Building category
AWS 90.SI+
Munich, Germany
Heinle, Wischer und Partner GBR
Bäurle Tore und Elementbau GmbH


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Project description

Low energy buildings are all the rage. As resources are dwindling and fossil fuels becoming significantly more expensive, many builder clients are wondering what alternatives exist for making buildings energy-efficient and independent from the energy supply in the long run. When one considers the large amount of building stock in Germany, the question arises as to whether the low energy building standard can also be attained for existing buildings. The successful modernisation of the Olympia Tower shows that even for 1970s’ buildings solutions can be found to make them energy-sustainable.

Luxurious temporary living in the refurbishedOlympia Tower in Munich

Flexibility and mobility characterise modern work life. And this trend will continue, especially in top and middle management. In the freshly renovated Olympia Tower, which is part of the Olympic Village, 320 opulently furnished studios and flats can be rented on a temporary basis.

The studios accommodate to the wishes of the demanding target group and are equipped accordingly. In addition to space-efficient modules, the emphasis is on a design-oriented ambience and high tech.

A concierge service, a fitness studio in the building, and a bike port round out the offer for a “temporary second residence”. In addition, residents can determine the furnishings of their flats individually via an online shop.

The views from the 20-storey solitary building are magnificent. On account of the slightly higher location, nearly all of the flats have tremendous vistas of inner-city Munich and the nearby Olympic Park.

The new expansive glazing with profiles from the Schüco AWS 90.SI+ system, which meet the low energy building standard, underline the design idea of the architects Heinle, Wischer, and Partner, who sought to create high transparency and to open the building to the outside world. The business apartments are equipped with a central ventilation system with heat recovery.

All of the basic construction features of the current energy-related renovation, also in connection with historic buildings under a preservation order, were developed by Holger Riegel, Olympia-Tower GmbH & Co. KG.

Energy consultant Preiß is proud that the building is the second – and largest – existing landmark building to be listed as a dena model project.