0166 BMW FIZ Future, Munich, DE
The FIZ, the BMW Research and Innovation Centre, is the BMW Group’s technological heart. It is the place where BMW carries out its R&D activities. The site is located in the Munich boroughs of Milbertshofen – Am Hart and Feldmoching – Hasenbergl. The objective of the design is the preparation of a master plan for the long-term development of the BMW Group’s Research and Innovation Centre. Presently the BMW Group employs a staff of over twenty-six thousand at this location. The Group’s continuous growth, technological changes — such as the emergence of e-mobility, novel materials, and increasing interconnection — and new working time and workplace paradigms necessitate medium-term and long-term restructuring and expansion.
Thus, extra area to the extent of approx. twenty six hectares has been acquired which, together with parts of the existing development, require restructuring. In line with the disposition of the present-day FIZ, the new development will include areas for research, workshops, studios and offices plus additional functions for joint use by BMW and the neighbourhood.
0166 BMW FIZ Future
master plan for the long-term development of BMW Group’s Research and Innovation Center
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