All you need is LOVT

A sustainable urban transformation project in Munich: MediaWorks becomes LOVT Munich. With the refurbishment of existing buildings, along with the addition of future-oriented architecture and outdoor spaces, a destination is emerging that places encounters at the very center of new work environments. We see LOVT as a hub for current and future users, the people of the neighborhood and the city. This is where spaces for new urban life are created.

~ 50.500m²
Space for new work
up to 4,20 m
Ceiling heights (office)
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Parking spaces
~14.000 m²
rooftop terraces & landscaped area



A vibrant neighborhood
The Werksviertel is Munich's dynamic district on the former industrial site at the Ostbahnhof train station. A place that combines working, living and leisure on an area of around 390,000m². This space symbolizes the special integration of creativity, culture and music that has occurred throughout its evolution.

LOVT becomes a southern entrance gate to the Werksviertel and connects the entire district with the immediate neighborhood and the city.


An industrial site that evolves with the times
In the 1950s, the Zündapp factories were opened for the production of light motorcycles. In the 1990s, the site was reinterpreted in a contemporary way as a start-up center and location for over 100 media companies - better known as MediaWorks Munich. With a focus on this industrial heritage of the neighborhood, the next turn of the times follows, leading the site into the future: sustainable, diverse, natural.


A place that connects people
LOVT connects what was and what will be: the people who have lived here for a long time and those who make the Werksviertel a little more colorful every day. Bringing people together has never been this easy. Redeveloped routes, wide bike paths, the Ostbahnhof station, numerous public transportation stops and sufficient parking spaces for all individual modes of transportation create the perfect infrastructure for everyone.

LOVT also creates the "green connection" between the surrounding parks and the green areas of the Werksviertel.


A hybrid place ready for the future of work
LOVT offers the ideal space for the changing needs of future tenants: loft-like spaces with high ceilings for maximum flexibility and ideal for collaboration. For us, thinking ahead is not just about preserving existing buildings or being at the cutting edge of construction and building technology. Above all, it is about creating greater social value for all users.


A platform for creatives
LOVT thrives on inspiration, co-creation and community. We activate small-scale workspaces in the existing buildings and open them up to cultural and creative professionals. For us, they are "local heroes" that reflect the productive spirit of the neighborhood, the joy of experimentation and the demand for lively urbanity in the future. The former bunker tower will be transformed into a "culture bunker", creating a new format for Munich.


A new mix for a new coexistence
LOVT celebrates diversity on all levels. Special qualities emerge from the interaction of the open spaces as new meeting places for the entire neighborhood. A usage mix of diverse workspaces, creative and workshop spaces, sports facilities, small-scale commercial activities, community spaces, an elevated garden, a cultural bunker and a rooftop landscape creates a unique offering for all days and times. A mixture for a good coexistence of neighbors, tenants and visitors.





An urban experience
With its extraordinary green spaces in the middle of the city, LOVT provides meeting places and retreats with a high recreational quality. The park-like LOVT landscape connects the surrounding green spaces of the neighborhood with the open spaces of the Werksviertel. A special elevated garden is being created in the inner courtyard. It connects the buildings and makes the courtyard areas available for use on two levels - as an outdoor office, a place for new ideas, an open-air gym or a picnic area. The large roof terrace landscape offers private and public areas with bars, restaurants and sports activities.


A sustainable transformation
As a sustainable transformation, LOVT stands for a future-oriented, urban development in existing buildings. The initially industrial-use buildings are being refurbished to the latest standards. Together, new architecture and a strong identity is creating a diverse architectural ensemble.

The foundation of the development is focused on the highest sustainability and connectivity standards, as well as the pursuit of low-carbon energy and operational concepts. The "grey energy" already invested will be preserved, additional new buildings will be erected in wood construction with predominantly renewable resources, and large parts of the inner courtyards will be unsealed and landscaped. In order to be able to guarantee this high standard, the following certifications are being pursued:

Start of underground construction
Laying of the foundation for structural works
There is more LOVT to come
Start of underground construction
Laying of the foundation for structural works
There is more LOVT to come

Both the former industrial architecture with its loft atmosphere and the newly constructed building elements offer space for attractive work environments that are conducive to creativity. Large, open spaces with high ceilings form the optimal basis for a flexible and sustainable workplace. The newly created spaces are built in resource-saving wood constructions - and meet the highest standards in building equipment.


The former bunker towers will become art and culture bunkers. In addition, local manufacturing businesses, creative professionals and craftsmen will continue to call the Werksviertel home. Therefore, LOVT provides subsidized space for these particularly important groups.


Take the outdoor elevator directly to the public rooftop terrace: Here, a rooftop landscape is being created with an urban garden, bar, sports area and panoramic view for outdoor workers and after-workers. The heart of this project is formed by the courtyards with their pavilions and leisure gardens as a place for people to meet. LOVT makes you want more. Various food and bar concepts invite you to enjoy breakfast, lunch or the evening in a green atmosphere.


„The LOVT project begins with respect for the existing structure and an attempt to continue and retell the story of the courtyards. The courtyard narrative is reinterpreted, enhancing the accessibility of the Werksviertel. The LOVT courtyards celebrate the diversity and vital contradiction of old and new, of industry and green city. The idea of working, learning and producing together creates a new kind of urban city(in)landscape and thereby a community with multiple identity. “
- GRAFT Gesellschaft von Architekten

„The LOVT project begins with respect for the existing structure and an attempt to continue and retell....

Design of existing building parts

The grid of the existing facades is largely maintained and the building cubature facing Rosenheimer Straße is supplemented by a modern roof structure. The cubic structure with its three-dimensionality creates a novel appearance towards the city and the courtyards.

Facade studies

Different facade concepts give the individual building parts their own identity without stripping each other of their mutual presence.

New buildings as a connection

The new parts of the complex are built in sustainable wood construction and have their very own appearance. The deliberately chosen playfulness in the façade design ensures a heterogeneous appearance, awakens curiosity, and creates new exciting perspectives.

Leisure landscapes

Intensive landscaping concepts on the rooftop terrace or in the courtyards create extraordinary meeting places. The elevated garden on the pavilion structure is accessible via bridges and seating stairs and is designed as a multifunctional area for the community.