The elegant ensemble in the heart of the metropolis of Munich offers a future world for working and living – supplemented by public usages. The sensitive architectural concept melds characteristic 1950s elements with a timeless, contemporary design idiom. In the form of FRANZ, there’s a prime new urban location for companies that are forever reinventing themselves.
Across its seven stories, FRANZ Original provides high-end office spaces, exclusive apartments, and supplementary public usages on the ground floor. The sensitive revitalization of the building preserves its character while lending it a contemporary appearance.
As a three-storey, purist new build with a greened glass façade, FRANZ Neo grows up out of the greened inner courtyard. Office spaces with a high-end fit-out and generous floor-to-ceiling windows create an inspiring setting for the minds driving tomorrow.
Inviting and exceptional: FRANZ’s bright natural stone frontage facing lively Sonnenstrasse. The ground floor, in a colour of its own and boasting spacious display windows, can function as a prestigious office entrance to a world of New Work with premises for special retail concepts.
FRANZ Original and Neo are two buildings of great character that are mutually enriching. Together they form a protected inner courtyard that, suffused with greenery, provides a private oasis for outdoor breaks – in the middle of town.
With its balanced mix of purism and special touches, FRANZ enhances everyday life and fosters a sense of distinction and elegance. The public areas feature finely coordinated combinations of materials and colours, emphatically augmenting the quality of time spent within them.
of workspaces, apartments, and retail spaces
Real Estate Group, Munich
7 FRANZ Original | 3 FRANZ Neo
Office zones for single or multi-tenant solutions, of which 373 m² potentially available for retail and hospitality outlets
bright housing units, in part with spacious patios
Fully glazed column-and-beam façade
Registered for BREEAM certification
FRANZ is an homage to a renowned Munich eccentric and a German TV and pop culture icon of the 1980s: “Monaco Franze – der ewige Stenz”. In the eponymous series shot by the Bayerische Rundfunk, the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation, the building on Sonnenstrasse, which since 1953 had been a residence and had housed commercial premises, attained nationwide fame.
Lovingly staged with plenty of local flair, the ten episodes tell the story of the big-city adventures of CID inspector and later private detective Franz Münchinger, aka “Monaco Franze”, in Munich of the early 1980s. Much to his wife’s annoyance, Monaco Franze investigates crimes after work, too. Because however much he appreciates the wonders of marriage, the feminine appeal of the charming repeat offender is seductive.
Ten-part TV series by the Bayerische Rundfunk
Idea and script:
Helmut Dietl, Patrick Süskind, Franz Geiger
First broadcast on 2 March 1983 on German TV