Uptown Munchen


Hochhaus Uptown München (English: Munich Uptown Building) is a 146 m (479 ft) skyscraper in the Moosach district of Munich, Germany. The 38-storey tower is the tallest skyscraper in the city.

The building’s glass facade wraps the structure of the building like a tensioned membrane. Circular ventilation elements individually as possible to open windows a natural ventilation and provide visibility of the surrounding noise in the upper floors, a reference in the outside world. The tower with 50,200 m2 (540,000 sq ft) by four seven campus said buildings (approximately 8,525 per sqm) flanked to each other with a transparent roof are connected. In a fifth building houses 139 apartments.

With its simple rectangular shape, the significant tower by some as anti-aesthetic sense. In particular, it faces criticism that he had from the Nymphenburg Palace not be overlooked. Uptown Munich was probably one of the main triggers for the efforts of “our initiative Munich” of the old mayor George Kronawitter of it with a citizens’ initiative on November 21, 2004 succeeded, the construction of other buildings in Munich this level until further notice to prevent.

It was planned by the architects Ingenhoven, Overdiek (Düsseldorf) and built from 2001 to 2004. The cuboid structure has been much disputed. In November 2004, a referendum in Munich was held to decide whether the construction of high-rise buildings in the inner city should be prohibited; as a result, several building projects had to be changed substantially or given up completely. However, as of 2006, due to the very close result of the referendum and because the referendum’s result was binding only for one year, there is an ongoing discussion in the city council on how to proceed with future building plans.

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