We had the pleasure to participate in the kick-off event 2023 "Hoch statt breit - Münchner G'schichten aus der Höhe" of CoreNet Global. Our Managing Partner Fabian Ochs was allowed to give a presentation on the topic of high-rise constructions in Munich. High-rises are currently an important topic with regard to the redensification of munich and other large cities. In an Interview about the sustainability of high-rise buildings, Fabian Ochs has made the following comment:
‘Munich is one of the most prosperous metropolises in Europe - high-rise buildings are a sign of modernity and in the right places and in the right dimensions, they can accentuate Munich's very conservative urban structure. Well-situated high-rises can also make a real contribution to modern and sustainable urban densification.’
At OSA we want to contribute to change
Our executive board member Julia joined OSA in 2007, four years later she was appointed to the Executive Board. We asked her what it's like to work in an industry still heavily dominated by men and why OSA was the perfect choice for her.
How did you get started in the field of architecture? Why did your choose to start at OSA?
J: Because of technical work in school, I decided relatively early on to study architecture. I was interested in how spaces and buildings are being created and how cities are growing or being designed. I am still glad after all this time that I have chosen this path, as young as I was. I am glad that I can still stand behind this decision.When I started working with Fabian and Florian in the office it was just the 3 of us. It was small, we started our first projects together and then it developed over the years.
J: At OSA, you have many opportunities and can develop well. You have the same opportunities and possibilities to grow no matter your gender or your origin - professional progress is not being made difficult for you.
What is your outlook on gender equality in the construction sector?
J: I believe there is still a lot of room for improvement. I own my role and of course, I'm not fresh out of university, but you still have to be smart and position yourself. That's something I always pass on to my young female colleagues.
What would you like to see in the future?
J: A very global wish is access to education, especially for girls!
As our first guest in 2023, we were pleased to welcome Stephan Doesinger to our Friday Lecture Series.
It was an inspiring talk about the possibilities of AI in the field of architecture and visual storytelling.
May we introduce? We have our own Future Lab. It is led by Fabian Ochs and the actors think and plan for the future of the city, the resilient city, because "we believe in the power of cities". In the OS A Lab, new models are developed for a liveable, healthy and sustainable, communicative, communal as well as global life in the city. Munich gives us a lot of input for this. The Lab models can later be transferred to other metropolises.
Wow - 55 employees, how great to have so many amazing talents in our team. Together we work on making our office better and better. Everyday we plan and design new urban quarters and city blocks as well as hotels, modern working environments and apartments in the heart of Munich. Together we shape the image of the city and work on state of the art projects. We are looking forward to further cooperation with this great dynamic and creative team.
If you also want to be part of our team you can find our open positions here.
We are one of the winners of the German Design Awards 2022! We received the "Special Mention" award in the category - Excellent Architecture for the incubator in the Macherei in Munich Berg am Laim. Many thanks to the international jury of experts for this special recognition and to all those involved in the project.
Our design for the training and conference center of a Dax listet company in southern Germany: It should be spacious, modern and close to nature on one of the most beautiful lakes in Bavaria. Visualisierung © april studios
We are very happy that Hotel Sonne was awarded with the Iconic Award 2021 for Innovative Architecture in Hospitality! Combining a traditional hotel setting and historic elements with modern spirit. Convince yourself by visiting the hotel in Füssen, Allgäu and enjoy the royal flair! Find out more
The construction work on SouthHorizon (SoHo) in Koppstrasse is progressing very well. The underground parking garage with two basement levels is almost finished, the walls of the first floor are largely in place, and the first ceiling panels are already in place on Koppstrasse. SoHo is an exciting project for Obersendling, and its location next to the Siemenswerke S-Bahn station will make it an attractive location. Find out more
After about two years of construction work the new head office of the Sparkasse opened its doors on June 14th!
"Das moderne Gebäude ist gut gelungen, ein Blickfang, eine Bereicherung für das Erdinger Stadtbild. Es steht selbstbewusst, aber nicht überheblich da", said OB Max Gotz (CSU) at the opening event. "Avantgardistisch" und "sehr gelungen" sei das neue Gebäude, complemented chairman Joachim Sommer.
"Es ist ein tolles Projekt und hat bislang viel Spaß gemacht", summarized architect Florian Schmidhuber and handed over a symbolic Brezn-Key to OB Gotz and chairman Sommer.
(Süddeutsche Zeitung, 15.06.21; Foto Renate Schmidt)
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HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?
Definitely worth a visit - not only because we are present with two of our projects at Palazzo Bembo!
The 17th International Architecture Exhibition runs from 22 May to 21 November 2021, curated by architect and scholar Hashim Sarkis. “We need a new spatial contract. In the context of widening political divides and growing economic inequalities, we call on architects to imagine spaces in which we can generously live together”, Sarkis has commented.
Sustainability is a key aspect in all our projects and we believe in the importance of sustainable and future-orientated buildings & technology. Therefore we are proud to announce to join the USGBC and to foster green buildings and LEED certification in upcoming projects!
Hotel Sonne in Füssen is a very special location, designed with dedication and care to detail. Hotel & Design describes the symbiosis of old and new as "history & high-tech". Appreciating tradition and history, while adding innovative and modern elements. We can't wait for the first getaway in Füssen! Find out more
We are very happy that the building permit is granted and the demolition works start soon at Bayerstrasse. We are looking forward to an interesting project together with Allmann Sattler Wappner (facade), Bauwens and Ehret & Klein. Find out more
As the first district development in Germany, „Die Macherei“ has been rewarded with the sustainability certificate LEED Gold. Find out more
We are very happy about this great comprehensive article in the latest edition of Architektur International.
For more details about our Atlas project have a look in the magazine VIII/2020. Find out more
It's great that our project Hotel Sonne in Füssen is getting the attention it deserves. We created a variety of very special rooms and redesigned entrance hall and restaurant. A very special atmosphere awaits you! Find out more
We are very happy about the "Publikumspreis" of München Architektur! It means a lot to the whole Macherei team that the project is appreciated by the wider community. That's what architecture is for! Find out more
We are very happy about the great project completion of the Hotel Sonne in Füssen. Let´s hope the reopening will not be long in coming. Make sure to check out the relaxing atmosphere in the newly designed rooms and foyer area - a very special place to allow the soul to dangle. Find out more
Das Herzstück der ‚Macherei‘, unser Incubator nähert sich der Fertigstellung! Mit einer Ziegelsteinfassade und einer aufgesetzten Stahl-Glas-Architektur haben wir Raum für die ersten Macher im neuen Stadtquartier geschaffen. Nach dem Jahreswechsel ziehen die Mieter in den Incubator ein und die ‚Macherei‘ füllt sich mit Leben, Kreativität und Innovation. Find out more
Das Atlas Hochhaus hat nicht nur unseren Bauherrn, die heutigen Nutzer und die Presse überzeugt, sondern auch die hochkarätige Fach-Jury der Iconic Awards 2020. Sie zeichnete Atlas mit dem höchsten Preis aus: ‚best of best‘. Wir freuen uns sehr über diese Auszeichnung für diese sehr besondere Projekt! Find out more
Bye bye 2020!
To end the year right....