OMA / Reinier de Graaf Presents Elevated Plaza and Trapezoidal Headquarters Idea for UniCredit in Munich, Germany

OMA / Reinier de Graaf Presents Elevated Plaza and Trapezoidal Headquarters Idea for UniCredit in Munich, Germany

OMA’s competitors design for UniCredit’s new Headquarters in Munich, Germany, proposes a plaza lifted off the bottom to extend public areas and concrete connectivity and to activate an in any other case missed space. The scheme goals to “retroactively attribute character to an space which can by no means have had one.” The positioning is positioned by one of many metropolis’s primary arteries, the S-Bahn, a strictly useful space missing in public areas or facilities. The constructing proposed by OMA is lifted off the bottom, with its restricted footprint permitting for extra public area to be built-in whereas preserving the location’s pure options.

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The brand new headquarters is raised on slender columns, permitting for a seamless reference to the long run pedestrian S-Bahn crossing, remodeling the location right into a ‘pivot’ between the Leuchtenbergring S-Bahn cease and the encircling neighborhood. The constructing options an elevated central plaza envisioned as an city front room that includes gardens and public facilities resembling eating places and gastronomy areas for the town. The financial institution’s assembly heart, logistics, and back-of-house features are positioned beneath the plaza to make sure straightforward ground-level entry.

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The financial institution’s workplaces are positioned above the plaza, in trapezoid-shaped volumes raised 22 meters above the grade. The roof’s geometry, considerably harking back to the standard Münchner roof, is knowledgeable by environmental constraints, because the inclination of the facades is designed to enhance air circulation and generate the optimum profit on the photovoltaic cells embedded into the façade. Triangular cuts into the amount guarantee entry to pure gentle and a cushty indoor local weather for its customers.


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The façade system options closed cavity models with photovoltaic embedded glass, anticipated to generate between 50 and 70 p.c of the constructing’s annual power wants. The PV façade system additionally considerably reduces inside photo voltaic warmth achieve.

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Lately, OMA/Jason Lengthy and Y.A. Studio have damaged floor on a brand new joint improvement in San Francisco, an 8-story constructing accommodating 160 models of deeply inexpensive houses and facilities for low-income individuals, together with previously unhoused households. The internationally-recognized workplace has additionally introduced the inauguration of Toranomon Hills Station Tower, OMA’s first tower in Tokyo, scheduled to open within the fall of 2023.