ZÜBLIN building first hybrid timber office and residential ensemble in Munich city centre

The colourful wooden façade and innovative greenery system are highlight of VINZENT. Copyright: Bauwerk
ceremonial laying of the foundation

Green light for construction on an office and residential ensemble in Munich-Neuhausen: ZÜBLIN’s Bavaria Subdivision and ZÜBLIN Timber are jointly building the extended shell for VINZENT. Construction work on the site started on schedule at the end of July, and the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone took place on 14 September. A special feature: VINZENT will be the first hybrid timber live-work ensemble in central Munich. The development is scheduled to be ready for occupancy at the end of 2024.

The complex is divided into two residential buildings – a front and a rear building – as well as an office building connected to the front building. VINZENT stands out especially for its colourful wooden façade and innovative greenery system.

The order from project developer Bauwerk Development GmbH includes the construction of:

  • complete structural shell
  • timber façade with wood and aluminium windows
  • timber-concrete composite ceilings
  • exposed wooden beams
  • internal wooden supports
  • roofing and waterproofing
  • three-storey underground car park

Pioneer for sustainability in Munich’s city centre
LEED Gold certification is being sought for VINZENT. Thanks to the use of wood as a renewable raw material, VINZENT stores around 800 t of CO2. That is roughly equivalent to the amount of CO2 produced annually by 100 people. Construction of VINZENT will use a total of 960 m³ of wood and wood-based materials, accounting for about 25 % of all materials used. The timber elements are being planned and prefabricated at the ZÜBLIN Timber plant in Aichach, allowing for their rapid installation on site.

“Replacing conventional reinforcement with fibre-reinforced concrete in the building’s floor slab helps save around 155 t of reinforcing steel, thereby cutting another 75 t of CO2,” says Frank Seibold, technical manager for ZÜBLIN’s Bavaria Subdivision. The green façade, the landscaped inner courtyard, several roof terraces and gardens as well as car and bike sharing with EV charging stations further enhance the sustainable character of the new building.

The two residential buildings comprise five and seven storeys, respectively, with a combined gross floor area of around 6,700 m². A total of 56 condominiums are planned. The six-storey commercial building offers around 6,700 m² of gross floor area and space for some 400 office workplaces. The underground car park extends over around 6,000 m² on three basement levels.

ZÜBLIN and ZÜBLIN Timber have already realised many prominent hybrid timber buildings, including Germany’s first hybrid timber high-rise, SKAIO in Heilbronn; a new extension building at Witten/Herdecke University; and the timber and steel construction of the National Park Centre for the Black Forest National Park. “For ZÜBLIN, VINZENT is an exciting and challenging project. We are looking forward to building the extended shell together with the timber construction experts from ZÜBLIN Timber,” says Frank Seibold.


Photo 1:
The colourful wooden façade and innovative greenery system are highlight of VINZENT. Copyright: Bauwerk

Photo 2:
ceremonial laying of the foundation stone with Markus Ott (technical manager ZÜBLIN), Jürgen Schorn (managing partner Bauwerk), Alexander Sälzle (project manager Bauwerk), Roderick Rauert (managing partner Bauwerk), Anna Hanusch (head of District Committee Neuhausen-Nymphenburg), Richard Krause (foreman ZÜBLIN) und Prof. Ludwig Wappner (architectural office allmannwappner)