Former OSRAM Building

The roar of traffic to the north, the natural landscape of the Isar meadows to the west, and a heterogeneous post-war building development to the south-east encircle the empty buildings of the former OSRAM administration on the site. To implement housing with an identity in these surroundings and produce the starting point for a high-quality district development to the south-east, our design aims to develop a robust, polyvalent building structure with a moderate height of 5 to 8 storeys. Our proposal: a Y-shaped basic structure of the new buildings as an efficient and space-creating construction form, standing freely in the park landscape. With its metamorphic adaptation of the discrete buildings, it enables a dialogue between the different margins of the area.


The wings of the buildings close where necessary to protect against noise, whereas the park-like open spaces in other places are enclosed by the buildings and formed into flowing space sequences, offering diverse views to the south. To the west and the east, the end walls form a kind of gate and define the link to the urban space. The Y-bodies protect the private courtyards with varying intimacy and the generously sized urban free space at the centre of the development, and structure them in intriguing space sequences.

For all buildings, the Y-typology is the basic uniform shape, and this reacts to the different external requirements with metamorphic variations. The adaptation aims everywhere at creating a symbiosis between the interiors of the flats and the different free spaces. The Y-house enables an optimal orientation of the individual flats to at least two sides, which can be designed in dependence on the compass direction, exposure to noise, and views. Every Y-unit profits optimally from the different private and public spaces developed on the site – in the sense of diverse neighbourhoods.

LOCATION: Former OSRAM site, Munich

COMPETITION: 2015, Variant A: 3rd place

AWARDED BY: ABG Allgemeine Bauträgergesellschaft mbH u. Co. Objekt Hellabrunn KG, in Kooperation mit der BÜSCHL Unternehmensgruppe

Florian Hartmann, Andreas Müsseler, Oliver Noak, Lisa Yamaguchi 
mit Marcel Meili, Markus Peter

Magdalena Vondung, Jakob Kortemeier, Nora Walter, Tommaso Bisogno



GROSS FLOOR SPACE: ca. 31,558 sq.m.

BUILDING SITE: ca. 39,500 sq.m.


toponauten landschaftsarchitektur, Freising




Site plan

Floor plan Standard floor, North (sound insulation)

Floor plan Standard floor, South

Visualisation Candidstrasse


Design sketch

Model photo

Model photos