With the gradual relocation of the Süddeutsche Zeitung publishing house to Steinhausen and the sale of the company’s premises in Munich city centre, the area between Sendlinger Straße, Färbergraben, Hotterstraße and Hackenstraße became available for redevelopment. Based on a decision of principle by the Munich City Council, building rights were created for a balanced mix of residential, retail and commercial uses.

Glock Liphart Probst & Partner advised LBBW Immobilien, the developer at the time, and its representative, Hines Immobilien GmbH, on the development of usage concepts that enabled approval in accordance with § 34 BauGB. The central location in the old town of Munich as well as various listed buildings (such as the so-called “Black House” at Färbergraben) also required legal support from the very beginning in order to address matters of historical building preservation law both regarding individual listed buildings and the overall old town ensemble.

Another important part of the work was the support of the intensive coordination talks between the Department of Urban Planning and Building Regulations of the City of Munich, the client’s representatives and the responsible architects Meili, Peter Architekten, Zurich, which were held with the aim of finding a consensus for a new integrated urban element in the centre of Munich.

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