MARC O'POLO invests in the future: Groundbreaking ceremony for new office building at the company's Stephanskirchen location

Stephanskirchen, April 19, 2021 Marc O’Polo looks positively towards the future and is laying the groundwork for further growth. Consequently, the fashion label is expanding its site in Stephanskirchen with a new office building. The three-storey "House of Product" will cover an area of 3,500 square meters and, in keeping with the company's philosophy, 2,500-square meters of office space will be designed with sustainability in mind. All design and product development departments will find their new home in the building. An underground car park, measuring roughly 1,000 square meters, will offer ample space for cars and bicycles. The traditional groundbreaking ceremony marks the start of construction.

"The 'House of Product' is an important milestone in our company's successful history. We want to grow sustainably and the new building is another step," said Maximilian Böck, Co-CEO of Marc O’Polo AG. "Thanks to cutting-edge, light-filled architecture and innovative workplace concepts, we are creating the ideal conditions for our employees—supporting creativity and inspiration in the development of our collections. We are also facilitating a central bundling of competencies and supporting shorter coordination channels. By doing so, we will gain more space on our existing campus, ensuring that we can continue to offer all departments an optimal working environment."

The "House of Product" was designed by Steidle Architekten Munich, and is scheduled to be ready for occupancy in autumn 2022. Sustainability is a major focus: The building will include a photovoltaic system and a heating/cooling system with a groundwater pump. Additional e-charging stations for electric vehicles will also be installed in the underground parking garage, supplementing the existing ones on campus. For the procurement, Marc O’Polo is taking care to source sustainable materials (including recycled materials) wherever possible and is using regional contractors for tradespeople.

“The new ‘House of Product’ site in Stephanskirchen adds another chapter to the success story of the premium brand Marc O’Polo," said 1st Mayor of Stephanskirchen Karl Mair. “With the new project, Marc O’Polo also demonstrates how innovative, sustainable corporate architecture can function; creating the ideal conditions for attractive work spaces."