First to the lecture, then a stop at the sushi bar, on to the fitness training and finally to the cinema? You can do it all at GALILEO in Garching, which was opened in 2020. In this new lifestyle centre, university, work and leisure come together. The visitors can expect a mix of different restaurants, shopping facilities, sports and leisure areas and even a church, as well as the auditorium of the Technical University of Munich, offices covering more than 12,000 m² and a hotel. With more than 25,000 people visiting GALILEO every day, this is a place that covers all the different areas of life.
In addition to the three storeys underground, which accommodate among others more than 500 parking lots, there are another 36,000 m² of space in the 200-metre-long and 48-metre-wide building. Interwoven L-shaped blocks of glass and concrete form terraces in the interior of the building and condense towards the ground floor. The architectural office of Nickl & Partner Architekten AG designed GALILEO to be transparent, straightforward and modern, achieving the second place in the architectural competition. Straight-lined, modern and creative are also the box stringer stairs installed by MetallArt, which span two floors. With a sophisticated handrail solution and a striking colour scheme, they are a colourful eye-catcher in the entrance area of the congress centre at the GALILEO.