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BMW München Freimann

Photo: Visualization of an office complex surrounded by green areas and tennis courts.
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Company PORR Design & Engineering GmbH; PORR Bau GmbH (Abt. Großprojekte Hochbau), PORR GmbH & Co. KGaA
PrincipalBayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW AG)
LocationMunich - Germany
Type Office, General planning, Building physics, Construction preparation, Building Information Modeling, Fire protection, Sustainability, Structural engineering, Architecture, M&E planning, LEAN Management
Runtime06.2017 - 02.2019

Best performance in partnership of all project participants

PDE services: general planning (architecture, TGA planning, structural design), building physics, sustainability (fire protection, certifications), building preparation, LEAN management (LEAN design, LEAN construction), building information modeling

Savings of 10 million euros and the completion of an approval planning within six weeks: LEAN management and the excellent teamwork of PORR Design & Engineering made exactly this possible for the new BMW location in Munich Freimann.

In order to unite all 3,000 employees of BMW AG under one roof, the new head office is being built at the BMW sales location in Munich Freimann. The extension offers around 75,000 m2 of new office space in the middle of green spaces.

The architect's original design exceeded the budget by 10 million euros. After performance phase 2, PORR Design & Engineering received the order to identify optimization potentials by means of value engineering in order to be able to adhere to the cost framework. The successful completion of this challenging task not only secured the general planning contract, but also subsequently brought the contract for the construction of the office building by PORR Bau GmbH.

A special feature of the project is the holistic approach: As the later operation of the building is also to be controlled with BIM, the client wanted to work with a digital building model from the outset. BIM was thus used in all construction phases and all facets.

PORR Design & Engineering also relies entirely on LEAN Management to optimize and streamline processes and to implement the desired cost savings. The joint project was realized using a partnering model. This enabled the client, the responsible PORR employees and the executing companies of the most important trades to work closely together from planning to turnkey implementation. Specific knowledge, experience and know-how of all participants could be optimally brought in. Detailed phase plans and efficient cycle planning using the VILLEGO Last Planner® system made it possible to submit approval planning in such a short time.

The client's representative Peter Röllgen (BMW) has been using LEAN as a standard for years. He was nevertheless positively surprised by PORR Design & Engineering's approach: "Even though LEAN was one of our specifications, we are enthusiastic about the implementation by PORR Design & Engineering and feel confirmed that we made the right choice for our new office building.

Keyword "Future Office": Right from the start, PORR Design & Engineering focused on environmentally friendly planning - especially in the choice of materials, water and energy supply. The integration of sustainability aspects such as user comfort, material ecology or regionality comprehensively corresponds to the reference system "Sustainable Building" defined by the BMW Group.

In addition to the general planning, the design studio of PORR Design & Engineering was commissioned to visualise the interior design. This offered an optimal additional service for the customer and rounded off the planning in its entire bandwidth.