Nove Offices, Munich - Interiors


Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Munich, Germany


27.500 sqm

Rainer Taepper

Nove Offices 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 the offices 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 Nove Offices 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 these spaces had to evoke intimacy for meetings or as 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 façade of the Nove Offices building was a very particular issue, since it also served for accentuating the three – dimensionality of the 9-floor skyscraper. The façade is fully glazed with external solar shading technology with movable aluminum louvers in the inside of the building.

On the external aspect of the façade, gold-bronze anodized aluminum profiles have been inserted contributing in a sense of lightness. At nighttime, several frames are illuminated with a rhythm, enhancing the dynamic perspective.

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Technical Note

Green Building Certification
Leed Platinum Certification


German Design Awards (2020)
Excellent Architecture Category winner

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