Headquarters Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, Munich

Reallocation of office space into conference area

Core services:

  • Planning
  • Tendering and submission
  • Construction site supervision
  • Health and safety coordination


  • Andreas Gaiser, project manager
  • Philipp v. Hoyos, deputy project manager
  • Sarah Urrigshardt

GFS: 450 sqm

Value: 1.1 M €

Status: finished 2014


The Challenge

The headquarters of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft is a work of Henn Architekten of 2001/2002. Increasing numbers of in-house conferences and events require a separate conference area.


The Solution

hoyos architekten designs and constructs the reorganisation of the ground floor offices into four spacious rooms for seminars and reunions. The existing structure can be basically retained, except for some small openings of walls or floors. We can count on an existing fire safety concept.

Internally the low-rise building is used for receptions, speeches, exhibitions and reunions, using the cafeteria as check-in counter at large events. Offsite we install a kitchen as preparation area, including a pizza oven. More exits are added on the south-eastern façade. The conference rooms are provided with glass sliding walls that can be moved when handling large scale events. The contractors of M&E installations, building physics and acoustic collaborate perfectly under the supervision of hoyos architekten.

Photography: Anton Brandl