The Arnulfpark district in Munich is an outstanding combination of contemporary, high quality urban architectures built in few years that spreads over a surface of 7,300 m². NOVE, the office building designed by Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel and developed by Horus Development, was conceived to become a landmark in this district.
Completed in 2017, in just about two years, the skyscraper is composed of nine floors with appx. 1,300 work stations, an ample and airy full-height glazed lobby and roof terraces that overlook the Alps. The façade is a strong point that enhances its aesthetics and its architectural peculiarity, which stands out thanks to bronzed golden aluminum frames. They give the building a particular depth, dynamism and a three-dimensional effect.
The elegant and bright interiors include common areas which disposition inspires relaxation and collaboration, while the upper floors are reserved for work privacy. Internal courtyards, gardens and terraces harmoniously complete the office spaces, giving the image of a unique, flexible and pleasant living/working environment.
The Pietra di Vicenza coming from Grassi Pietre quarries is the important protagonist in interior design: about 4,000 m² of Pietra del Palladio, in the Grigio Alpi declination, composed the wide ventilated walls used to clad the common areas of the various floors and several other stationing-passage areas. In fact, the material and contemporary character of this stone can also be found in the multifunctional reception and meeting areas, along the elegant corridors and elevator shafts.
NOVE was designed as a Green Building and was certified LEED Platinum. It also received the European Property Award in the category "Best development of office building", given to property and companies operating in the real estate sectors.
For more information, visit www.grassipietre.it/en
Photography by Rainer Taepper
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