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Brainlab Tower: Bauer know-how for innovative architecture at the Munich trade fair area

WÖHR + BAUER GmbH plans, develops and builds sophisticated properties in an urban environment. On the site of the former Munich-Riem Airport, the company, of which the BAUER Group is a shareholder, is currently constructing the new head office of Brainlab AG, a global manufacturer of medical technology. By the end of 2016, 24,500 square meters of modern office space will grace the prominent location directly at the entrance to the Munich trade fair, behind an extraordinary front. The official ground-breaking ceremony took place in June 2015. BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH had previously constructed the excavation pit for the new Brainlab head office.


At the foot of the former airport tower – the last remaining relic of the former airport, which is now a registered historic landmark – the specialized foundation engineering specialist has constructed, among other things, a 1,200 square meter cut-off wall using the mixed-in-place method and a 6,500 square meter sheet pile wall. In addition, around 2,800 linear meters of anchors were installed and approximately 100 uplift piles were constructed. The services also included earthworks and the removal of contaminated soil, which was carried out by BAUER Umwelt GmbH. BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH was able to finish around six months of work on schedule in April 2015. Among others, an RG 25 from RTG Rammtechnik GmbH and an anchor boring rig from KLEMM Bohrtechnik GmbH were used, both of which are subsidiaries of the BAUER Maschinen Group.

The building finally closes a prominent urban gap at the entrance to the Munich trade fair area. The site has stood largely empty since the relocation of the airport in 1992. At the end of 2016, the medical technology manufacturer, Brainlab will take over as the main tenant of the majority of this extraordinary building, in which research and development as well as a production facility will be located next to office spaces.

Source: BAUER Aktiengesellschaft; Bauer Group