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Municipality of Pöcking

Project duration
2015 – 2017

Sustainability is a pleasure


For a long time, the municipality of Pöcking had been planning the building of a community center on the grounds of the sports park, but was unable to agree on a final design concept.

The building was intended to offer the opportunity for organizing and attending cultural events. In addition, it was to provide a home for Pöcking’s sports and cultural clubs, and thereby revitalize and maintain club life. Last but not least, it was also to offer a restaurant.

However, in the process of several design revisions, the planned construction costs more than doubled compared to a previous feasibility study.

The main reason for the plan changes were new requirements that had been introduced from a wide variety of sides, which in some cases were even contradictory. The vast majority agreed that the building was necessary, but they did not agree on which functions it should fulfill and to what extent.

How many events of what capacity would be held annually? What would be the audience outreach for the cultural program, and which target groups should it be aimed at? What would this mean for the quality and type of gastronomic operation?

There was no consensus on this in the community until then. The vaguely defined requirements then also resulted in high official and legal requirements, for instance, for noise protection. There would possibly be frequent and heavy parking traffic, and the resulting noise emissions would have to be reduced by expensive construction measures.

The task for Companeer was to develop more precise and consensual requirements with the aim of developing the community center within a cost framework defined by the local council, and generating the highest possible, demand-oriented and sustainable benefits.


Intensive discussions and coordination work with all stakeholders resulted in a sustainable needs assessment, realistic utilization concepts and a common understanding of the required qualities and sizes within the available budget.

On this basis, a completely new design was created. Instead of a reinforced concrete solitaire, an ensemble was proposed. This was to consist of a house for citizens and a club house, grouped at right angles around a front yard. With their solid wood prefabricated construction and gabled roofs, the buildings fit in well with the rural surroundings.

A clever parking concept made it possible to avoid high costs for the construction of an underground garage. Likewise, the construction of a bowling alley was eliminated, because no interested party was found for the operation. The freed-up budget was invested in technologies to generate renewable energy on site: The area was to be supplied with electricity from photovoltaics and heat from geothermal energy. In addition, saving on underground parking allowed more budget to be invested in useful equipment and in higher quality construction for the most sustainable use.

Companeer’s preliminary work leading up to approval allowed the ensemble to be completed on budget and in time for the music society’s anniversary celebration in 2019.

The community center now is named beccult and is the hotspot of cultural life in Pöcking.

Our Services

  • Reviewing the construction cost estimation as well as identifying and evaluating construction risks not previously considered
  • Project management from preliminary planning to approval
  • Preparing a consensual space and function program in coordination with all future user groups and political stakeholders, taking into account a defined budget limit as the basis for a revised planning.
  • Preparing utilization concepts and profitability calculations for the various functions
  • Clearly assigning responsibilities for the operation of the various functions and eliminating functions without committed ownership
  • Eliminating the underground parking garage by an alternative parking concept with which all sound emission requirements could be met
  • Examining funding possibilities for the construction of basement apartments in the club house
  • Supporting the coordination of the development plan

Contact & Imprint

Companeer GmbH
Parkstr. 22 | 80339 Munich
phone +49 (89) 21 55 10 31

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Managing director:
Thomas Albinger
Commercial register:
Munich HRB 202961