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München, 28. 07. 2015
Excavation of building pit completed
Visualisation of the new building, © Architecture Institute of Tongji University Shanghai
At the groundbreaking ceremony (from left): Mr Grauvogl, Consul-General Mr Zhu, Deputy Bavarian Prime Minister Ms Aigner and Ambassador Mr Shi

Laying of foundation stone for new Chinese Consulate-General in Munich

On 19 June 2015 the official laying of the foundation stone was held for the new construction of the Consulate-General of the People's Republic of China in Munich. Almost 100 guests from politics, industry and culture in Bavaria attended the ceremony. Among them were the Chinese Ambassador in the Federal Republic of Germany Mingde Shi as well as Wanjin Zhu, Chinese Consul-General in Munich. Also present at the event was the Deputy Bavarian Prime Minister and Minister of Economics Ilse Aigner. OBERMEYER was represented at the ceremony by its Managing Partner Maximilian Grauvogl.

As general planner OBERMEYER checked and updated the Chinese pre-design for the embassy building prepared by Tongji University Shanghai from a technical, functional and plan approval standpoint. In the further course of the project OBERMEYER was responsible for all the approval plans and comprehensive additional planning services in respect of the architecture, structural design, technical equipment, building physics and fire protection concept.

The new build had become necessary because the present building with its limited working areas was no longer capable of meeting the consulate's numerous new tasks. In his speech Consul-General Wanjin Zhu pointed out that the new consulate would be the largest such building of any Chinese representation in Europe. It is estimated that the construction period will last about two years.