Refurbishment of a luxury department store
Change of ownership from the Karstadt chain to KaDeWe Group GmbH, which also owns KaDeWe in Berlin and Alsterhaus in Hamburg, has led to the department store in the center of Munich being extensively revitalized. In terms of design, structural and spatial planning it will outmatch other historic, upscale inner-city department stores in Europe.
Refurbishment of the total area of just under 52,000 m² is taking place in phases on a floor-by-floor basis, of which around two-thirds are retail space. Day-to-day business continues to operate throughout the refurbishment process. A number of designers and star architects are involved in both planning and execution.
In 2016, work on almost 8,000 m² of retail space in the basement and fourth floor was completed. 4,700 m² of retail space on the first floor followed in 2017. In 2018, parts of the facade and the ceiling lighting, as well as one of the two atriums, were refurbished. In 2019 and 2020, the second floor was revamped in two construction phases, followed in 2021 by refurbishment of the roof, the second part of the ceiling lighting and the second atrium. Upgrading of the fifth floor was completed. The project is due for completion in 2022 with the refurbishment of the second and third upper floors.
KVL is responsible for all five project control phases in this project according to AHO.