Re-energizing a Munich landmark

An inspiring workplace with public spaces for everyone

History

History

Blending old and new

Sustainability

Sustainability

Delivering sustainable solutions for a unique heritage building

Sustainability

As a company, we’ve been carbon neutral for over a decade and in 2020 we made a commitment to fully decarbonize our electricity supply and operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. When designing a campus, we consider every aspect of sustainability. From the healthy materials we use, to incorporating technologies that reduce our overall carbon footprint to integrating real-time solutions that give us better visibility of our energy usage across the whole building.

We’re committed to making Arnulfpost carbon neutral. We want it to maximize the use of circular products and systems, to be resilient, and to help connect people to nature, promoting well-being and inclusion. We’ll work with the existing building wherever possible, retaining its heritage and uniqueness while improving its efficiency.

Community

Community

Building a deeper connection with the community

Community

We’re looking forward to being part of Munich for the long haul and we’re always thinking of ways to contribute to the city. From the digital skills training we run through Google Zukunftswerkstatt and the events we facilitate for the Munich tech community at our event space Isar Valley, to realizing a vision for Arnulfpost that benefits everyone.

We want Arnulfpost to be a place that is welcoming to Googlers, visitors and Munich residents. As we continue to explore how we can make this shared vision a reality, we’re listening to the community to better understand their needs. We encourage you to sign up for updates.

Mobility

Mobility

Encouraging sustainable journeys

Mobility

In offices around the world, we set ambitious goals for helping our employees to make greener choices when it comes to getting to work, encouraging use of public transport, carpools and zero carbon modes of transport such as cycling and walking.

We want our employees and visitors to Arnulfpost to make more sustainable journeys too. To facilitate this, we’ll have secure, purpose-built bike storage and gym-style changing facilities for Googlers along with bike parking for public use in the courtyard area.

As for cars, we’ll provide electric vehicle charging points and a limited number of car parking spaces for visitors with accessibility needs.

Timeline

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FAQ

Why is Google looking to invest in Munich?

Munich is a global hub for Google in terms of privacy engineering, research and product development. We’ve been here since 2006 and already employ 1,500 people at our Arnulfpark campus. The Arnulfpost development represents a major milestone in our investment in the City and the region.

From a community and social perspective, the building complex at Arnulfpost offers a prime opportunity for Google to breathe new life into a historic landmark, and create a flexible, connected and inspiring site for our long-term growth.

What does Google aim to develop?

Our plan proposes approximately 30,000 sqm (NIA - net internal area) of internal spaces of new office space, event auditorium and training rooms, kitchen/cafe space, reception and adjacent public spaces for engagement with the community, gym and changing facilities, bicycle parking, green space with external landscaped courtyards with some areas accessible by the public.

How many Google employees will be based at Arnulfpost?

Once completed, Arnulfpost will create office space for approximately 1,500 employees.

We acknowledge that working preferences post-pandemic may change and our space will be designed flexibly to accommodate changing needs, with Arnulfpost likely to support some Googlers who work at the site every day, and others who more occasionally come to the office.

When will Google start construction on its proposed project?

Google purchased the site as an active construction site. We have continued with some of the basement and ground works on site as we design our new office space and sought a new planning permit for the relevant alterations and change of use. We submitted for a new, revised building application in July 2020 and received the approval in January 2021. The project will be constructed in phases over the next three to four years.

How can we stay up to date on building designs?

We will continue to share updates on the project with the local community through this website and look forward to holding events in due course.

Will bicycle parking be available at Arnulfpost?

We encourage our employees to come to work on public transport and zero carbon modes of travel, such as bicycles. In order to accommodate this, we’ll have secure, purpose-built storage for bicycles and changing facilities for Googlers. For external visitors we are planning to provide bike parking spots in our courtyard areas.

Will historic assets be protected?

Yes, historic assets will be protected. We believe in designing unique spaces that are rooted in local history and culture. In every project, we try to preserve the best of the past while making spaces that are adaptable and flexible for the future.

Arnulfpost is a wonderful and diverse site that has unique architectural characteristics, which lend themselves to different ways of working. We are looking to optimize and celebrate these qualities.

In order to achieve this, we are working closely with the Listed Building Authorities in Munich.

How will community benefits be addressed?

First and foremost, we are putting Arnulfpost back into use with some areas open for the community and engagement with Google. There will be revived green and open space for public use, and we will host events and training programs for tech startups and Munich residents. We’re currently looking into additional community benefits, and will also be consulting with community members and neighbors in our workshops.

What types of green and open public spaces are planned?

We’re currently studying the existing open spaces, and we have appointed a Munich-based landscape designer to work with us. We will work together to propose successful green and open spaces that are accessible to the community and neighbors. We’re considering places for active and passive recreation, ecological habitats, public gathering spaces, plazas, art installations and other suggestions from the public.

We want Arnulfpost to contribute to the restoration of local biodiversity, increasing the ecological value of the area.

What are Google’s plans with regard to sustainability?

We believe in creating sustainable workplaces that are good for people and the planet. After all, the well-being of people depends on the health of the planet. To achieve this, we build spaces and places that are resilient and circular, connect people to nature, to the local community, and help us conserve resources and reduce waste.

As a global company, Google has been carbon neutral for over a decade and since 2017, we’ve matched 100 percent of our energy use with renewable energy. Today, we are the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy. We’re carving a path forward to fully decarbonize our electricity supply and operate on 24/7 carbon-free energy by 2030. We’re committed to doing our part, and will make Google Arnulfpost a carbon neutral campus.

Learn more about our sustainability commitments.

What types of jobs will Google bring with this new office complex?

The Arnulfpost development will bring numerous jobs into the area in a variety of fields.

Our focus in Munich is software- and product development for Google products and services. Googlers in Munich are working on everything from data protection and data security to further development of the open web, application tools and the future of work, digitalisation in mobility solutions, in particular Android Auto, and Google Cloud.

Visit our careers page to find your next job at Google.

Team

Project Management: Turner & Townsend GmbH

Cost Consultant: SteadWay GmbH

Architect (Base Building Design): Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten GmbH

Architect (Interiors and Fit Out Design): Woods Bagot Europe Ltd. & bogevischs buero

MEP/Building Services Design Consultant: Amstein + Walthert AG

Sustainability Consultant: Arup Deutschland GmbH

Digital Building Consultant: Arup Deutschland GmbH

Structural Consultant: Ingenieurbüro Aster Ingenieurbüro für Baustatik GbR

Landscape Design: mk.landschaft

Fire Protection Consultant: hhpberlin Ingenieure für Brandschutz GmbH

Catering Consultant: Reisner und Frank GmbH

EHS consultant: arcs Architekten

Building physics: PMI Ingenieurgesellschaft für Technische Akustik, Schall- und Wärmeschutz mbH

Waste and Traffic Management: Regierungsbaumeister Schlegel GmbH & Co. KG

LEED Commissioner: Alpha IC GmbH

Lighting Consultant: DAY & LIGHT LIGHTING DESIGN

BIM Consultant: D-studio and AEC3 Deutschland GmbH

Acoustic Consultant: Möhler + Partner Ingenieure AG

Change Management: workingwell GmbH

Construction Management: Waterbond Real Estate GmbH

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