GourmetWerk for MTU

Flowing Spatial Structure

From its headquarters in Munich, the MTU Aero Engines AG manages its global subsidiaries. For the more than 5,500 employees at the site, a new communication centre with company catering was built. In the new building brandherm + krumrey designed a GourmetWerk restaurant for business lunches and small group dining. The rooms are part of an overall gastronomic concept and offer an opportunity for retreat and an intimate atmosphere with a high quality of stay. The GourmetWerk is MTU’s company catering facility for upscale dining in addition to the GenussWerk for communal catering. It is located on the first floor of the new two-story building, which was designed by the Darmstadt-based architectural firm Lämmler und Falkenstein and implemented by RKW Architektur +. The GourmetWerk on the eastern side of the building, resembling a casino restaurant, is characterised by a dark-panelled front wall with LED joints, conveying a discreet elegance. Room dividers designed with the same wood and a counter divide the space and indicate circulation zones between the few groups of tables. Acoustically effective materials ensure a calm lunch break with important business clients. Rotatable slats also allow the room to be divided into smaller sections. The clear spatial impression is loosened up by the linear luminaires on the ceiling, arranged freely above the tables. Additionally, two boardrooms are connected to the restaurant, offering more comfort and intimacy than the conventional event and conference rooms on the ground floor of the new company restaurant. The inviting GourmetWerk not only creates a pleasant ambience for dining in small groups, but also strengthens internal communication and corporate culture.

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 a spatial quality for regeneration, places for recreation: various indoor/outdoor seating areas, biophilic design with a positive effect on the quality of space, 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