Secure footing PANDION VERDE is being built in piles

June 2021

On the building site for our PANDION VERDE project in Munich you will currently see, and definitely hear, huge long reinforced concrete posts being rammed into the ground. The future residential project and its neighbours will be built on piles. This modern “pile city” is being developed in the Alexis district of Neuperlach on the 12.8-hectare planning area of the former Piederstorfer gravel plant. PANDION is realising its PANDION VERDE project with at first 133 freehold apartments here in Munich’s east end. PANDION has planned a total of 256 apartments in the two stages of construction on the around 20,000 square metre site.

The excavation pit has now been dug. The demanding subsoil in the former gravel pit now poses a challenge. With pile foundation as a variant of deep foundation, a good load-bearing capacity and a secure footing for the buildings being constructed is achieved. The construction company Aarsleff, which specializes in these methods, uses concrete piles up to 23 meters long that are sunk side by side into the bottom of the excavation pit. The loads are then borne not by the piles themselves, but by the deeper, more stable soil layers beneath the piles. Construction loads are thus transferred to the ground via peak pressure and/or skin friction. At the end, the construction closes with the base plate, so that nothing stands in the way of the foundation for the PANDION VERDE.

Photos: Benno Steuernagel-Gniffke