“Arabeska” office building Munich

Sophisticated architecture and state-of-the-art technology, DGNB Gold certified

Bayerische Ärzteversorgungskammer

h4a Gessert + Randecker, Stuttgart

52 000 sqm

Building Services Costs
>10 million EUR

Scope of work
Mechanical services design

HOAI stages
2 - 9

Planning time

Construction time

Fit out

The Arabellapark in the Bogenhausen district of Munich is a typical urban development project of the 1960s. The goal was to create a district center connecting residential space with workplaces and supply infrastructure.

The “Arabeska” office and residential complex replaces a 40-year-old high-rise office building and provides almost 26,000 square meters of office space on six floors. A separate building contains 28 one to three-room apartments and a nursery.

The free-form and curved building structure sets a new structural accent as a characteristic solitaire. Water features on the grounds surround the structure in gentle curves. Completed in 2013, the fit out took place in 2014.

A central requirement of the project was an efficient, resource-conserving and environmentally friendly construction. Minimizing energy consumption and pollutant emissions was of particular importance. This focus on sustainability enabled the building to receive German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) Gold Standard certification.

In all aspects of planning, measures were taken to support the sustainability of the building. Heating and cooling are provided using the ground water available on site. A district heating connection is needed for peak loads only. For larger areas, component activation is utilized, while the office spaces contain central cooling and air supply along with individually adjustable facade ventilation units.