ROSA-ALSCHER Group commissions Köster as general contractor

Munich, 10 December 2021 – The Munich ROSA-ALSCHER Group is pushing ahead with the development of the district center of Freiham Nord. Now Köster has been commissioned as general contractor for the building plot MK 2(3) - a construction company that is unrivalled in managing projects of this size and a reliable partner for realizing all building measures at the new gateway to the west of Munich.

A site for remarkable architecture
The passionless code MK 2(3) does not give away much about the architectural quality that is planned for this part of the center of the new Munich urban quarter. However, when the jury of the architectural competition awarded the Hamburg architects Störmer Murphy and Partners GbR the first prize in 2019, it praised their design in which the use of perspectives “playfully” creates “vertical lines of sight”.

The plans for this site feature buildings with green inner court yards on 2nd-floor level. Like the arcades at the close-by Mahatma Gandhi Square, also here there is a row of two-story arcades on the eastern and northern side. On the one hand you have a Mediterranean lightness and a concept that cleverly uses the effect of space - and on the other there is the attractive mix of restaurants, retail and offices.

Generous planning in all aspects
Above ground, the total floor area on the construction site MK 2(3) will be 24,700 m2; below the surface there will be an additional 12,200 m2. These comprise of a two-story underground car park as well as a single-story underground car park under the public square that links MK 2(3) and the neighbouring MK 2(4). On the site MK 2(3), which is just one of four in the center of Freiham Nord, the buildings are due to comprise a total volume of 144,800 m3 - a figure that not only planners, architects and construction companies will be amazed at. On the ground floor and the first floor of these buildings, there will be shops, restaurants and cafes; above that, three floors of office space.

Köster commences work in January 2022
Köster GmbH, commissioned by the ROSA-ALSCHER Group as general contractor as well as for the detailed execution planning, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies and counts over 2,000 employees in various locations across Germany, one of which is in Munich. Köster executes all stages in the construction process and is a renowned specialist for structural and civil engineering regarding all types of buildings and purposes, offering services from the design stage to the completion of turnkey buildings.

The new general contractor will commence work on the site in Freiham in January 2022, completion is due for January 2024. Company manager Alexander Rosa-Alscher: “By choosing to work with Köster, we have one of the prime building contractors in Germany at our side. We know Köster well and are therefore certain that this challenging, large-scale project is in good hands.”

Ulrich Maute, managing director at Köster GmbH praises the good cooperation: “Due to our experience as an overall construction partner, we were able to actively add our expertise at an early planning stage of this project which will give distinction to the overall design of Munich’s new district. After having worked together so successfully at this early stage, we look forward to continuing our partnership through the realization phase of this visionary project of the ROSA-ALSCHER Group.”

About the ROSA-ALSCHER Group:
The ROSA-ALSCHER Group has been realizing landmark architectural projects in Munich's cityscape for decades. The superior quality of construction creates real estate properties and investment values that are aesthetically appealing as well as functional and cost-effective. Planning entails highest precision for the affiliated offices SAM Architekten and SAM Plantech. From first drafts to detailed construction plans. Design and development is the second-most important pillar in the ROSA-ALSCHER Group: From acquisition of the plot of land to the handover of the sustainable, profitable real estate property, the projects are managed with passion and expertise. Realizing visions - that is what Alexander Rosa-Alscher achieves with his Group that is involved in all stages of construction of a building: Due to the company structure, all planning services can be offered single source, creating distinguishing architecture for the city.

About Köster GmbH:
Köster GmbH is the leading supplier in the construction industry offering office and residential buildings for individual needs as well as infrastructure. From the planning phase to the handover of the keys, projects are professionally realized according to the clients’ wishes: tailormade solutions under consideration of economic aspects. With its network of 19 locations across Germany, Köster stands for optimized processes, reliable partnerships and individual solutions.

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