2017

NOVE OFFICES
MUNICH
– FACADE

Project:
Nove Offices, Munich - Facade

Client:
Nove

Architect:
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Location:
Munich, Germany

Categories:
Offices

Surface:
27.500 sqm

Photographer:
Rainer Taepper

NOVE Building was thought to create a landmark in the workspaces design so far, unifying efficiency with high quality conditions in terms of living, including lighting comfort. And the ambition was fully completed.
Office spaces for 1.300 people, together with generous public spaces compose the building program and lighting was required to provide standard requirements from workspaces, to circulations from prestigious meeting rooms to the underground garage, while also highlighting the stylish grandeur that the architects included in their vision.
In particular, in the Ground floor Public spaces, 23 meters high atriums are articulated around the Offices Core Buildings, and those ‘wells of daylight’ are covered with precious stones and intersected with timber cladded bridges.
Nonetheless, the feeling of this spaces had to evoke intimacy for meetings or waiting areas. For achieving this, the lighting consisted of deeply shielded fixtures, and decorative floor lamps, together with high performance projectors on the top of the atrium, carefully concealed.
The facade of the building was a very particular issue, since it also served for accentuating the 3dimensionality of the 9-floor skyscraper. The facade is fully glazed with external solar shading technology with movable aluminium louvers in the inside of the building.
On the external aspect of the facade, gold-bronze anodized aluminium profiles have been inserted contributing in a sense of lightness. At nightime, several frames are illuminated with a rythm, enhancing the dynamic perspective.
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Technical Note

Green Building Certification
Leed Platinum Certification

Awards

German Design Awards 2020
Excellent Architecture Category winner