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Destination Building, MAQ, Munich

2012
FMG Flughafen München GmbH
approx. 115.000 m2
Oliver Kühn
Alexander Moritz
Olaf Dittmers, Didem Sari, Anika Kloss

The first step is to place a structure of equal volume at the street lines of the P20, in such a way as to complement the urban airport ensemble with a matching shape.
In the second step, the large spatial volume of the structure is divided longitudinally into two halves, forming a thoroughfare which exactly creates a walking-distance connection at E3 between the MOC, the P20, and the Munich Destination Building, along the street line of the access road.
Thereafter, precise courtyards are cut out of the volume of the building on the eastern and western sides; the light floods deep into the interior of the building, and creates an open and transparent world of offices. The courtyards are protected against emissions of all kinds by light covering, and the original cubature is rebuild.
The interior courtyards are terraced through two levels, and provide a high level of work and sojourn quality. Stone materials from particular sites of worldwide renown provide a special character and, bring with them high identification and recognition value for those sites. In the ground floor, the structure of the stones is rougher and larger scale than in the upper terraces, where the stones are used as finely cut floor plates. Plants and wood from the respective regions complement the overall appearance.
By contrast, simple functionality dominates in the upper stories. Light offices with good dimensions completely screened off from outside noise by the interior courtyard glazing, characterize the appearance. The office world within is kept in light colors and materials, as are the façades outside.