History and future
The new Siemens headquarters on Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich, were completed in 2016. Henning Larsen Architects came up with a design that created a state-of-the-art building complex that unites history and the future. This involved renovating the historic Ludwig Ferdinand Palace together with the adjacent building and integrating both into the new structure.
Approximately 1,200 employees now have a modern working environment covering 45,000 square meters. The ground-level area of the building, featuring a café, restaurant and green courtyards, is largely open to the public, while the new Siemens Passage runs through the area, linking Munich's city center to the museum quarter.
The openness and transparency of the architecture is also reflected in the signage. It is based on the corporate signage, completely revised by unit-design, which is complemented by signs applied directly to wall surfaces in the form of stencils, films and 3D lettering elements.