NOVE by Citterio
The property NOVE located in Munich’s Arnulfpark comprises a premium quality office building. It was designed by the Milan-based architect and designer Antonio Citterio, developed by Horus Development GmbH – a joint venture between Salvis Consulting AG and Art-Invest Real – and completed in July 2017, having been 100% prelet to high profile companies some months prior to completion.
The key to its success was the co-operation between Salvis and Germany’s leading project developer Art-Invest. “Recognise. Develop. Create.” is the brand commitment of the Cologne-based Art-Invest group. The project developers have achieved this in spectacular fashion with NOVE, working in co-operation as a Bavarian/Rheinland super team together with the experts at Salvis under the banner Horus Development GmbH.
Dynamic – the location
NOVE stands for the development of a location best summarised by the headline “from disused railway to business hot spot”: the Arnulfpark. Within just a few years, the district has been developed with an array of future-orientated state-of-the-art urban architecture located between the central railway station and the Donnersbergerbrücke bridge, boasting high specification office buildings and commercial and residential properties. The optimal accessibility, superb and highly visible sites and the local dynamic have contributed to the great popularity of the location comprising approx. 185,000 m² gross development land on the site of Munich’s former freight station.
Extraordinary – the idea
NOVE was effectively conceived as the architectural keystone of the Arnulfpark: as a superb office complex covering an area of 7,300 m² building land. The development is the result of an international architectural competition, comprising entries from seven international companies. This was an extraordinary process for a purely privately financed real estate development project. Equally extraordinary were the concepts submitted by Antonio Citterio, whose design formed the basis of the final development.
Impressive – the facts
The architectural result speaks for itself. NOVE was completed as planned in the years 2015 – 2017 to comprise a usable area of 27,000 m² over six standard floors, space for around 1,300 workspaces, a 23 m high atrium plus integrated high-rise section with 9 floors along Luise-Ullrich-Strasse. Eminently striking: the façade makes a great impression from a distance with its gold/bronze aluminium frame, which gives the windows of the building their particular depth and structure.
Excellent – the architecture
Italian design, two piazza-style courtyards, high specification materials, roof terraces with views of the Alps and state-of-the-art building technical services: NOVE stands for a premium working environment and the highest quality of life. And there’s more: NOVE was conceived as a green building and has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification. NOVE also won the Europe Property Award for “Best Office Development” in Europe and Germany.
Artistic centrepiece – the Ballerina Divina
NOVE was completed in July 2017 with the unveiling of a magnificent sculpture. The bronze “Ballerina Divina” (divine dancer) imbues the public areas of the building with artistic flair. The work was created by artist Hajo Forster. Despite its 1.7 t weight, his 4.5 m high sculpture gives the appearance of weightlessness floating above a pool of water, right in front of NOVE’s main entrance and in superbly juxtaposed contrast to the geometric language of form of the building itself.