The name MONA is an acronym from the words “Moosacher Nahversorgung” (Moosach convenience retail). This is a perfect description for the office and retail complex completed in 2015. Salvis developed the convenience retail centre together with Frankfurt-based OFB Projektentwicklung GmbH, a subsidiary company of Hessische Landesbank. The property comprises a gross external area of 28,000 m², offering sufficient space for four use types serving the entire district: retail, restaurants, offices and medical practices.
Striking external appearance
MONA’s exceptional architectural style is evident from first glance. This is ensured by the aluminium-framed curtain wall façade enclosing the building in the form of a net, accentuated by the green-tinged window reveals. Within the envelope, the space on the upper floors is characterised by a high specification window frame construction with green and anthracite coloured profiles. The ground floor façade comprises an aluminium post and beam construction. The 7,200 m² park deck appears to be woven into the façade net but the window elements are replaced by a grid structure in these areas. This provides a unified overall appearance and allows for natural ventilation and extraction.
Diversity and quality of life
MONA comprises 7 floors, of which five are above ground, offering infinite variety and quality of life. There is a retail sales area of 6,600 m², and the 10,600 m² flexibly laid-out medical practices and office areas are located on the second, third and fourth floors of the building. In addition there is a lettable area of around 1,100 m² for use by a diverse range of restaurants, which are also open in the evening and at weekends. This brings MONA to life seven days a week.
Intensive planning co-operation with the city council and state government
The popularity of the convenience retail centre is underpinned by its optimal accessibility. The building offers around 200 car parking spaces for visitors. And MONA is particularly well served by public transport with underground railway lines U1 and U3 and various bus services available directly nearby. One particular feature is the direct visitor access to MONA from the pedestrian tunnel of the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum underground station via a 6 m wide and 3 m high structural break-through. This extraordinary concept was only made possible by the successful and highly intensive planning co-operation with Munich city works department, the building control office and the regional government of Upper Bavaria.
Energy-efficient and sustainable
MONA was designed by the renowned Munich-based architectural practice Steidle Architekten. The sustainability and economic feasibility of the building complex played a central role in the planning and implementation process. Cooling and heating are provided by thermally activated building systems using groundwater. Heating is also provided via district heating in combination with an auxiliary heat pump. The entire ventilation system utilises a state-of-the-art heat recovery system. The building lighting is activated by motion and activity sensors and the concept is completed by the intelligent waste disposal system.