The companies Siemens and SAP are planning to build new research and development facilities in the “Scienceloop”.
The Technical University of Munich is also involved, and it should be an open campus under the motto “Cooperation and collaboration”.
The planning concept and the cooperation model with TUM were already presented by SAP representatives at the February city council meeting, but some councils did not approve of the design because of the too great a height but also the little known details of the design.
In the meantime the plan concept has been revised, now the main features of the master plan are adhered to, SAP is planning with a construction area of 15,500 square meters and a base area of 0.56.
"So we are clearly below the specified numbers," says SAP project engineer Silvia Voigtle.
Garching - a growth location
SAP sees Garching as a growth location, wants to “hire hard” and, in cooperation with Siemens, promote “Industry 4.0”.
Above all, they see potential in electronic commerce and also want to build up the product portfolio in the area of sustainability.
"We should continue to invest in the start-up ecosystem, in existing and new companies." With the building, SAP is realizing the vision of implementing an open door culture project: free accessibility, a transparent ground floor, open foyer and publicly accessible exhibition and exhibition areas Training rooms.
It should become a “modern working world” in which flexible working hours, mobile and virtual working can be found, says Voigtle, with a total of 720 workplaces, 600 for SAP and 120 for TUM.
SAP also wants to be modern and sustainable in the area of mobility, a company offering with e-cars, e-bikes, job tickets and rail cards.
The construction method is based on the Lead certified standards in silver: “We are putting everything to the test in order to prove sustainable construction.
It starts with the glue and extends into all materials used. "
New building with campus character
On the opposite construction site, Siemens will also build a new building to relocate the Perlach branch and to further expand the cooperation with TUM.
“We are securing Germany as a location here,” says Siemens project manager Mario Beck.
Siemens is also relying on an open construction method, "we will have a campus character", and above all relies on the exchange with professors and students for new and creative ideas and developments.
The 150 planned TU employees will be joined by 400 from Siemens. Should the 5000 square meters in the first phase of construction not be sufficient, the 10,000 square meter construction site could be easily expanded.
Siemens is also building with lead standards, but is aiming for the higher certification level gold.
The required parking spaces would be shown in a multi-storey car park that the TU plans to build at some point, plus car sharing and shuttle traffic between S-Bahn trains is conceivable, as Siemens technologies for autonomous driving could also be tested and further advanced here.
There were objections from the city councils this time too, Hans-Peter Adolf (Greens) complained that "too little was said" with many words, especially in terms of sustainability, and that he lacked statements on the use of building materials such as wood or recycled concrete.
"The traffic concept is also not convincing." Adolf Kraft (BfG) fears "traffic without end" and fears that due to the long distance of 700 meters between the S-Bahn and the new buildings "everyone drives by car."
Norbert Fröhler (BfG) took up the topic of company apartments, which was already addressed by City Councilor Jürgen Ascherl (CSU) in February, according to the principle of connectivity, the newly created 700 jobs would also have to be reflected in the creation of living space.
"So the concept does not meet with my approval." Since both ideas are still just planning concepts, a lot could still develop, emphasized SAP employee Voigtle, "we do not stop thinking."