Coworking space for MTU

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MTU Aero Engines AG is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of aviation engines. For the more than 5,500 employees at the Munich site, a new communication centre with company catering was built, in which brandherm + krumrey, in addition to the dining areas, also designed a coworking space. The inviting spaces offer employees various options for individual and team work with a high quality of stay.

The two-storey new building for company catering, implemented by RKW Architektur +, was designed by the Darmstadt-based architectural firm Lämmler und Falkenstein. Instead of a traditional canteen, a meeting place was created that invites communal dining and exchange. The overarching design concept conceived by brandherm + krumrey also includes a coworking space on the ground floor with access to the outdoor area. The open-plan workspace with floor-to-ceiling windows has been divided into individual functional zones without compromising the overall spacious impression. Long and round tables, lounge seating and sound-absorbing work modules offer various options for individual work or teamwork. A central and eye-catching spatial element is a stair-like platform with wood grain, its steps providing room for work or relaxation. Airy room dividers with green plants, carpets and pleasant colours enhance the homely character of the coworking area, fostering a sense of community and providing a change in the office routine.

MTU Aero Engines AG



Lämmler und Falkenstein/RKW Architektur +

Project team
Susanne Brandherm, Janina Jaekel, Anke Knauf

Joachim Grothus

Sustainability aspects

People in the rooms
Promotion of well-being and identification, creation of individual spatial quality, various indoor/outdoor seating areas, needs-based planning after exchange with the human resources department and works council

Spatial quality
Design for all senses, natural lighting and restrained lighting concept, measures to improve room acoustics, pleasant colour scheme

Choice of materials
Consideration of environmental aspects of materials, use of natural woods and woven textiles

Floor plan