Tomorrow starts today! The festive laying of the foundation stone for the Bavaria Towers in the eastern part of the capital city of Bavaria marked the beginning of one of the most spectacular developments in the recent history of Munich. Three office towers and a hotel tower will redefine the skyline of Munich and make an impressive visual statement on the main access to the district of Bogenhausen.
The festive event was attended by Munich‘s Deputy Mayor Josef Schmid as well as the Head of the Urban Planning and Construction Authority, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Merk, the architects and others involved in the project alongside the 200 guests from both business and public administration.
They accepted the invitation by developer Bayern Projekt and its investment partners Von der Heyden Group and Zurich Group Germany. The symbolic foundation stone was placed in the center of the development among the well progressed high-rise towers, in order to ensure its visibility for future occupiers and visitors.
The White Tower will be leased by the new premium hotel Hyperion and has already been completed up to the 14th floor. The highlight of the event was the “landing“ of a “Martian”, who handed over a time capsule holding plans, daily newspapers and coins to be immured into the foundation stone.
Sven Renz, Managing Director of Bayern Projekt GmbH said during the ceremony: “As strong as the State of Bavaria, as pioneering as our capital city Munich – the Bavaria Towers will make an important contribution to shaping the new face of Munich and the entire precinct around the eastern gateway to our beautiful city. This important contribution to contemporary urban planning was always a top priority on our agenda and it is the reason why we created an architectural highlight that will make the residents of Munich proud of their city and at the same time will make the quality and standards of tomorrow available to be enjoyed by its occupiers today – in keeping with our motto ‘Tomorrow starts today.’”
The laying of the foundation stone kickstarts one of Munich‘s most important development projects. The EUR 380 million development at the corner of Einsteinstraße and Prinzregentenstraße is the first high-rise development project to have received planning permission in Munich for many years, and only because it does not impact on the city‘s visual axis.
The urban significance of the site necessitated many years of development planning with the city administration as well as an architecture tender, which saw the project being awarded to the Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos team of architects. They designed four towers with a pentagonal building shape, which will raise the benchmark in the eastern city fringe to building heights of 46 to 84 metres.