- Building category
- Office and Business
- Windows, Façades, Security
- AWS 65, AWS 70.HI, TipTronic, FW 50+
- Munich, Germany
- Breitenbücher Hirschbeck Architektengesellschaft mbH
- Böhm Metallbau GmbH
Martin GmbH specializes in building waste incineration plants. For 80 years, the company has offered the full range of services worldwide, from furnishing to service and maintenance. That requires competent planning and building of these plants. The company’s headquarters at Leopoldstrasse 248 was built in the 1960s and urgently needed general refurbishing. The heating and sanitary facilities were completely renewed, the façade and roofs were made more energy efficient, and the conference rooms and office spaces were modernized and redesigned. In the course of the refurbishment, the third floor was removed in buildings 2 and 3, and two new floors were added featuring a reinforced concrete construction. The aim was to preserve the architectural expression of the existing building stock while modernizing the ensemble to give it a contemporary look. The interior design aimed at maximum functionality and is more transparent and user-friendly. The building technology was also improved. A newly developed building control system enables individual adjustment by users. After considering the investment costs and the payback period, the architects incorporated a system that enables economical building maintenance in the long term. The renovation of the façade, which was the main focus of the project, was carried out between 2003 and 2010 while the building was still in use. New insulation was put on the existing façade. All of the windows and glass façade units were replaced by different Schüco systems. The characteristic continuous balcony encircling the building was preserved and refurbished.