NOVE is a 7/10-story office building in the center of Munich in the privileged new area of Arnulfpark, 10 minutes from the central station and close to the major points of interest in the city. On a floor area of 27,500 sqm, the building provides space for 1,300 jobs.
The building is planned primarily for office use. On the ground floor, this is complemented by a restaurant and bar, shops / showrooms and conference areas. Two large patios are available to all users of the building: one with water features and informal meeting areas, and one which creates a more contemplative and calm atmosphere, following the design of Enzo Enea. A penthouse level offers special office-areas with terraces and roof gardens. The building is topped with a vegetated green roof.
The floor plan of the building is an angular figure with two inner courtyards. There are seven stairways inside the building. A covered and glazed atrium of 23 m clear height is constituting the heart of the project, connecting the various functional units on the ground floor. The building has a very flexible access-strategy. Office environments can range from individual units of 400 sqm on the same floor or occupy several floors. For tenants using more than 2,400 sqm, the design allows for the allocation of an independent staircase and dedicated access on ground-floor and parking-levels.
NOVE was conceived with environmental and social sustainability in mind and received an LEED Platinum classification for the recycled and responsibly sourced materials used, the user comfort achieved by sustainable building technology systems, and the opportunities of mobility enabled by the bicycle parking spaces and showers. The façade is fully glazed and provides a state-of-the-art technology with external solar shading with adjustable aluminum louvre blades. The window grid is 1.35m (for internal partition walls) with an opening window in every second module, offering a maximum of flexibility and comfort.
External frames in gold-bronze-anodized aluminum-profiles define the elegant aspect of the façade, establishing its precious character and lightness. In contrast, the internal façade is more contemplative, integrating stone and dark bronze colored profiles. The representative character of the building is provided through the generous arrangement around the atrium, its furniture that features Antonio Citterio’s designs for Vitra, Flexform and B&B Italia, the public character of the four connected main entrances and the high quality materials.
BNP Paribas REIM, Germany
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel
Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel, Florian Thorwart (partner-in-charge), Chiara Massarani, Pasquale Dacchille, Davide Anzalone, Andrea De Cet, Fabio Fassina, Mauro Novazzi, Filippo Rudelli, Hodaka Yamamoto, Stefano Zeigner, Sebastiana Allegrina, Augusto Barichello
Local architect: Plan2 Architekten. Structural engineering: BWP. MEP engineering: KBP. Facade engineering, building physics: DS Plan
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (ACPV) is an international and cross-disciplinary firm headquartered in Milan, Italy, founded by architects Antonio Citterio and Patricia Viel.
Active since the Seventies, the firm is currently involved in many projects across the globe, embracing different scales of intervention – from master planning to mixed-use developments, to residential and commercial buildings, corporate headquarters, and hotels - in collaboration with a qualified network of specialist consultants.
The office counts on a staff of more than 100 people, coordinated by eight partners. Recent works include luxury hotels in Europe, China and the Middle East, NOVE - an office building in Munich (Germany)-, a residential condominium in Miami (U.S.A.), and Nexxt -Fastweb new HQ in Milan.