New office address of DAV and EUMAs administrative office

19 Apr 2021

The office of the German Alpine Club (DAV) has moved and so did the administrative office of the EUMA as well. The new location is at the south end of Parkstadt Schwabing at Anni-Albers-Strasse 7 in Munich. Wood, glass and plants make the building's façade and reflects the sustainability and responsibility towards nature and society. "That's why we made a conscious decision to preserve the existing building instead of a resource-consuming demolition and new construction," says Josef Klenner, President of the Alpine Association. "In doing so, we proceeded very thoroughly and created a comprehensive building concept. It balances ecology, economy and social aspects."

Foto: DAV/Hauke Bendt

The bond with nature and the mountains is not only reflected in the architectural concept but also by its innovative, resource-saving climate and energy concept. Here, low primary energy requirements and low environmental impact go hand in hand with low investment and operating costs. Functionality and well-being were the top priorities at the same time. "The trick is a clever ventilation system," says the architect. "Combined with efficient soundproofing, it creates a pleasant indoor climate right through the year - without any conventional air conditioning at al.

Foto: DAV/Hauke Bendt

The so called multispacer concept allows open space office rooms which facilitates a vivid exchange and a constant contact among the office crew.

A well-known personality of the world-famous Weimar art school "Bauhaus" gives her name to the new address: Anni Albers. The German-American textile artist, weaver and graphic designer is today considered a pioneer in the field of weaving art. She uncompromisingly represented the artistic modernity. Through her, the appearance of utility textiles changed, her wall hangings became a new form of abstract art. Her love for the mountains is attested by several letters from her husband Josef Albers.





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