Full details of most InAVative Corporate Facility winner 2013

When the ADAC shifted its Munich headquarters it took the opportunity to design completely new office spaces to support and encourage flexible working, presentation and collaboration. Anna Mitchell takes a look at this InAVation Award winning project.

In 2012 the ADAC, Europe’s largest automobile association, welcomed its 18 millionth member and officially opened its new Munich headquarters dubbed the "Star of Sendling".

The site was built to amalgamate seven disparate locations spread across the German city and replace former headquarters that the ADAC had outgrown. It now houses 2,400 employees.

It was built upon principles of energy-efficiency smart working, employee wellbeing and future-proofing; using cutting-edge technologies.

The most striking part of the building, designed by Berlin’s Sauerbruch Hutton, is a tower that rises 93 metres above a five-story base. It is capped by executive offices and a number of conference rooms and boardrooms that boast stunning views over the city and, on a clear day, offer a glimpse of the Alps.

German consultants, hartmann+mathias Partnerschaft worked with the ADAC to specify and co-ordinate a €2.5 million AV integration project. Integration was handled by Mainz headquartered AV/media technology contractor, BFE.

To explore the full AV integration challenges and how they were met read the full article in InAVate Active magazine.

Tech Spec

Beyerdynamic table microphones
Bose loudspeaker system
Dynaudio Acoustics monitor speakers
Fohhn loudspeakers, subwoofers
Loewe soundbar
Neutrik patch panel
QSC Q-Sys audio processing platform
Sennheiser wireless microphones
Shure microphones
Soundcraft mixing desk
Symetrix audio DSPs

Arthur Holm retractable monitors
Bachmann table input units
Blackbox USB matrix
Christie Vista Spyder video wall processor
Comm-Tec TV tuner
Crestron DigitalMedia platform, scalers, transmitter/receiver sets, matrixes, touchpanels
Denon Blu-ray player
Extron USB extenders, matrixes
Eyevis 60” LCDs for videowalls
Gefen HDMI distribution equipment
Komma Tec digital signage system
Middle Atlantic racks
NEC 55” LCDs
Panasonic 85” and 103” plasmas, Panasonic 47” display, Blu-ray player
Prime Touch multitouch overlays
Samsung 23” monitors
Sony 55” LCDs with tuners
TV-One signal convertor
Unicol mounts and trolley
WolfVision visualisers