08. October 2020

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Becken celebrates laying of the foundation stone
for Munich residential ensemble
"Hoch der Isar

  • Ceremony together with Clemens Baumgärtner, Speaker for Labour and Economy
    of the City of Munich
  • Scheduled construction progress for the ensemble of 13 different houses
    with 185 condominiums
  • Completion of the apartments at the turn of the year 2022/2023
  • Virtual laying of the foundation stone with numerous participants in the livestream

Hamburg / Munich, 8 October 2020 : The nationwide real estate company Becken, together with Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of Labour and Economic Affairs of the City of Munich, today ceremoniously laid the foundation stone for its residential project development "Hoch der Isar" in the Munich district of Au-Haidhausen. By the turn of the year 2022/2023, an ensemble of 13 different houses with a total of 185 high-quality, well-equipped condominiums will be built at Hochstrasse 75. The celebrations took place as a hybrid event with a small group of participants on site, in which more than 350 participants could participate online via livestream.

The building construction work for the new construction project, which comprises a total of 15,160 square meters of living space, already began in September. Dieter Becken, Managing Partner of Becken Holding GmbH, says: "When we started to look more closely at this location and the planning framework, we quickly realised that this is not just any old building plot. The prominent location within Munich requires a sophisticated design solution. The renowned architectural firms su und z Architekten from Munich, RAPP+RAPP from Amsterdam and holger meyer architektur from Frankfurt and Munich were responsible for the designs". The latter act as "lead architect" for all buildings. Becken adds: "in future, around 14,000 square metres of public
parking space will be available, with the car-free thoroughfare and a new tram stop benefiting all residents of the district". In his speech, Clemens Baumgärtner, Head of the Department of Labor and Economic Affairs of the City of Munich, particularly emphasized the joint planning process: "Hoch der Isar is an important construction project, as it achieves a lively and varied façade view with its 13 different houses. The joint workshop process with a design advisory board of the City of Munich and Becken was thus able to have an optimal effect on the heterogeneity required by the development plan. The result is a residential project that fits ideally into the existing development on Hochstrasse".

The size of the future condominiums varies from 30 square meters to 330 square meters. The 185 apartments are divided into ten penthouse apartments, 88 city studios and culture apartments, 73 spacious city apartments, eleven garden apartments and three townhouses.