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München Airport Center (MAC)
München, Germany

Type Airport
Project New building
Execution 14.09.1999
Project amount 220.000.000 €
Area 50.000 m²
Architect Murphy/Jahn Architects

The heart of Munich airport

The airport of the Bavarian capital Munich bears the name “Franz Josef Strauß” and, with 42.3 million passengers in 2016, is one of the largest aviation hubs in Europe. In a nationwide comparison of passenger volumes, Munich ranks second.

The heart of Munich Airport, the Munich Airport Centre is a multifunctional service centre. 
The MAC forum is frequented by many thousands of people every day and offers shops and restaurants as well as a medical centre, office space, and the municon congress centre. The “Airbräu” pub attached to the MAC forum, with an attactive beer garden and of course its own brewery, is equally popular with national and international guests.

The visually impressive Munich Airport Center Forum was designed by architect Helmut Jahn, whose design was also used to build the Hilton Hotel in the immediate vicinity. With a total area of around 10,000 square metres, the MAC Forum is the largest covered space in Europe. Numerous events take place here, from polo tournaments and presentations of the latest car models to public viewing during football championships. The annual Christmas winter market is very popular, with numerous stalls and an ice rink for skating.

The gross floor area of the complex is 50,000 square metres, of which almost half, is office space.
The roof area, which is 41 metres above the ground, is 18,800 square metres with a span of 90 metres. The two L-shaped buildings each enclose the forum with the stately dimensions of 120 by 76 metres.

Thermostatic valves from Oventrop: 100% efficient and 100% colour matched

The variety and design of the Oventrop thermostats and thermostatic valves help planners of large buildings and high-rise buildings, as well as wholesalers and installers, to meet the requirements. They enable hydronic balancing and thus the optimal adjustment of the heating water quantity to the individual radiators. Efficient operation is thus possible. The Oventrop Uni LH thermostats and AF thermostatic valves also play a significant role in the pleasant indoor climate in the office and conference rooms of the MUC.
The AF thermostatic valve in particular can be set to the smallest required radiator flow rates with its ultra-fine presetting. This makes hydronic balancing easy to perform even with small water volumes.

Especially in office and conference rooms with changing users it is of great importance to use thermostats and valves with a high degree of efficiency due to high accuracy as well as ease of operation and maintenance. Oventrop thermostats in combination with Oventrop thermostatic valves are proportional controllers working without auxiliary energy whose change of the heating water flow regulates the room temperature.

Some advantages of the Uni LH thermostats and AF thermostatic valves are:

Uni LH thermostat:
- Limitation and blocking of individual setpoint values
- Marking of settings by means of a memo disc
- Palpable setting aids for visually impaired persons
- Integrated frost protection function
- Union nut cover available as accessory
- Mounting on Oventrop thermostatic valves without adapter
- Easy mounting

AF thermostatic valves:
- Fine regulating valve for hydronic balancing
- Infinintely adjustable fine presetting
- Concealed presetting
- Low noise even with high differential pressures
- Various designs available

But it was not only the technical requirements that were decisive for the award. Flexibility in Oventrop production was also required when matching the colour of the valve body to the radiator and interior design. The thermostats for the MAC were successfully colour-coodinated.

Oventrop is a leader in the design of heating fittings. No other company in the heating fittings industry has received more awards: iF award Industrie Forum Design, Hanover, ISH Frankfurt, universal design award, (selection).