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Last milestone reached: ZÜBLIN hands over extension building of Riem Arcaden to Union Investment

Press release   •   Oct 02, 2018 10:46 CEST

ZÜBLIN hands over expansion building of Riem Arcaden in Munich – view of the new Motel One.
  • Design hotel completed after nearly two-and-a-half years of construction
  • New 18,500 m² section of neighbourhood complex built by ZÜBLIN already opened in March 2018
  • Project development under “teamconcept” partnering model

The extension building of Riem Arcaden in Munich, which first opened to the public in 2004, has been completed after nearly two-and-a-half years of construction. The new building, designed by Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten, comprises a total space of 18,500 m² and was already opened in March 2018. Anchor tenants of the approximately 9,000 m² retail area are the food discounter ALDI and the clothing store Peek & Cloppenburg.

A hallmark of the Riem Arcaden neighbourhood complex is the so-called portico connecting the new building with the existing building. The portico, a steel roof structure 22 m high, 8 m wide and 130 m long, is a visual highlight of the building ensemble. Another striking element is the façade of the 97 m long and 57 m wide extension building, designed as a timber panel wall with punch windows and folded aluminium sheet elements.

The extension building is aiming for Gold Certification under LEED Core & Shell awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for sustainable design.

The newly opened Motel One in the heart of the Riem Arcaden neighbourhood complex features 311 rooms with a total area of about 9,400 m² on two floors. The design hotel is conveniently located near Messe München as well as countless big-name companies and can be easily reached by underground and bus (“Messestadt West” station) as well as by car via the A94 motorway. An additional highlight is the proximity to nearby Riemer Park and Riemer Lake on the former site of the 2005 Federal Horticulture Show.

teamconcept assures on-schedule opening
The project was carried out by ZÜBLIN under its teamconcept partnering model that is used in the realisation of complex turnkey projects such as shopping centres or office and commercial buildings. “We are proud of the fact that Riem Arcaden was completed successfully and on schedule,” says a clearly satisfied Jörg Schröder, head of ZÜBLIN Business Unit Turnkey Construction Hamburg/Schleswig-Holstein. “We owe this achievement not least to the use of our teamconcept and the constructive partnership with the client.”

“With a value of more than € 600 million and a total lettable area of 122,500 m2, Riem Arcaden is one of the largest properties in the Union Investment portfolio,” says Volker Noack, one of the managing directors of Union Investment Real Estate GmbH. “The extension has helped to considerably boost the neighbourhood character of Riem Arcaden. We thank ZÜBLIN for its support in the successful realisation of this challenging project.”

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG has about 14,000 employees and, with an annual output of almost € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s leading construction companies. Since it was founded in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and is the number one in the German building construction and civil engineering segment. The company’s range of services comprises all construction-related tasks – from civil engineering, bridge building and tunnelling to complex turnkey construction to construction logistics, structural timber engineering and public-private partnerships. ZÜBLIN attaches great importance to partnership-based cooperation, and our ZÜBLIN teamconcept has proved its value as a successful partnering model for about 25 years now. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the new Axel Springer building in Berlin, Messehalle 12 in Frankfurt and the Albabstieg Tunnel along the new Wendlingen–Ulm railway line. More information is available at

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