Henning Larsen designs “crown” for Germany’s third-oldest city

Images courtesy of Henning Larsen
Munich developer CV Real Estate has chosen Danish architect Henning Larsen and landscape firm Ramboll Studio Dreiseitl to design an office building in Augsburg, Germany’s third-oldest city.

Described as a “city crown”, the 170m-long Ladehof will contain 20,400 sq m of space and will include allusions to the baroque and art nouveau structures throughout the city.

The project is split into four equal sized horizontal volumes, offset to add a human scale to the long façade. These are topped by arced parapets that reference the onion domes and mansard roofs of the old town.

At the base, the Ladehof will contain office and retail space, and on top, two roof decks will provide room for events. In between there are flexible interior modules that allow for a fast fit-out that tenants can configure to their needs.

Werner Frosch, Henning Larsen’s director in Munich, said: “The area around the main station in Augsburg has been long underserved, and our goal with Ladehof was to reactivate the area and bring some of the city’s architectural beauty out to this area as well.”

Designs for the project are currently being finalised, and construction is due to be completed by 2024.

Images courtesy of Henning Larsen

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