From 1965 to 2014, OSRAM’s head office was located in Untergiesing at the entrance of the so-called Candidauffahrt on the Mittlerer Ring. The relocation of the company’s headquarters into the north of Munich provided the opportunity to redevelop the site of approximately 3.2 hectares, which is situated directly adjacent to the Isar meadows, from a commercially dominated location to an attractive urban residential quarter which also included subsidised housing. The fact that the historic OSRAM head office is a listed building and the implications of noise and air pollution resulting from the location at the Mittlerer Ring for the planned residential use posed special challenges.

After a brief interlude where the property was used to house refugees, the redevelopment process started in earnest. At the end of a complex development process, building rights were obtained for a general residential area with around 42,000 m² of floor space. The new, distinctive multi-storey buildings designed by Ortner & Ortner Baukunst Berlin housing around 440 family-friendly apartments and a day-care centre were completed in 2021.

Glock Liphart Probst & Partner comprehensively advised and represented the special purpose company, a joint venture of the ABG Real Estate Group and the Büschl Group, on the development of building rights in the context of the new development plan. This also included, in particular, advice on the application of the procedural principles for socially just land use, including the adaptation of the administrative practice on fictitious residential building law (this was still applicable at the time), as well as advice on the conclusion of an urban development contract and contracts for public services with the City of Munich, advice on the conception, organisation and implementation of an architectural competition, advice on questions of historical building preservation law relating to the OSRAM head office, and advice in connection with neighbour relationships, in particular on the conclusion of neighbour agreements.

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