- Building category
- Office and Business
- Munich, Germany
- BRT Architekten LLP
- Fill Metallbau Gesellschaft M.B.H
The “SKYGARDEN,” only a few minutes walk from the main railway station, is part of of the new Arnulfpark. Since 2004, 252,000 m² residential, office, and cultural facilities have been developed in the area between commuter rail stations Hackerbrücke and Donnersberger Brücke. Hamburg-based architects, Bothe Richter Teherani (BRT), managed to create a sculptural office building which stands out. Due to the variety of building volumes – each with different heights – it catches one’s eye immediately. The SKYGARDEN is structured by three sections: a twelve-story tower to the east, a five-story part in the middle, and three “battlements,” each with seven stories to the west. The interior and exterior areas of the SKYGARDEN are connected by courtyards, atria, and loggias. The alternation between closed and open architecture creates exciting spatial situations. The SKYGARDEN is characterized by the large glass surfaces of the winter garden and the 18-meter-high glazed entrance hall, as well as by the vertical structure of the façade with its large aluminum profiles. These vertical façade units, a Schüco special construction, encase the building across the different stories. The striped pattern gives the different sections of the building a uniform design and a characteristic appearance with high recognition value. The winter gardens with their large glass façades are visible from afar and are part of the energy concept. Up to 30 % less energy is needed to heat the adjacent offices. In addition, the Skygarden covers a third of its energy needs with regenerative energy. Groundwater is used to cool the building, and the offices are heated and cooled via building core activation with heat exchangers.