Modernizing an Icon

Karl Schwanzer's BMW Tower in Munich is an icon of 20th century architecture. Hamburg architect Peter P. Schweger took on the complex task of bringing this listed skyscraper up to modern technological standards. He has improved the building's functions and communications, and also made savings in terms of energy consumption, and also introduced contemporary formal language to the interior. The history of the tower and its revitalisation is documented by numerous pictures and texts by Gerwin Zohlen, Jurgen Tietz, Peter P. Schweger and others who joined in the process.