Büro- und Geschäftshaus Sendlinger Str.

In the middle of Munich’s old town, a new office and commercial building was to be erected. A particularity of the building site is the “bend” in the street, which affects the block edge structure of the building and which was to become the fundamental inspiration for the overall design. A relief of horizontal ridges takes up the slanted outer wall and the various window shapes of the neighbouring buildings. The building seems chiselled out of the self-supporting in-situ concrete; an impression which is underlined by the surface structures of the material – ranging from smooth to bush-hammered and nidged. Harmonious proportions in this very narrow street view are achieved by having the windows become shorter the further they are up the building. The bronze hues of the window frames and fall protection railings match the sand coloured concrete façade.