ATPerson: Tom Mattesich
ATP Partner and Managing Director of ATP Munich
With 75 employees, Tom Mattesich heads ATP Munich, one of the leading design offices in Southern Germany – with commissions from private investors to the Who is Who of the automobile, retail and real estate industries. “One of the reasons”, says Mattesich, “that we are currently constantly growing is the fact that investors and project developers come knocking on our door. We understand what matters to them and they appreciate our special design culture.”
The Tyrol-born architect who, amongst other things, spent seven years working across Europe with ECE, has been running the Munich office with great success for over six years. Mattesich is one of nine ATP Partners. “We enjoy working in Central Europe. Germany, Switzerland and Austria are still full of potential for us – in the areas of both new building and refurbishment. Our clients are often keen that we accompany them as they expand abroad - in the CEE Region for example, where we already have three offices – but also, of course, further afield.” Clients particularly value the integrated design services which allow us to find individual solutions to complex building challenges.
One of ATP Munich’s best-known building projects is the new Munich Urban District Schwabinger Tor. Here, we have just celebrated the topping out ceremony for the northern base building, which will connect all the above-ground buildings and guarantee the resource-saving energy supply to the district. At the same time Mattesich and his team are also designing the five-star+ Boutique Hotel Andaz by Hyatt, which is destined to be one of Munich’s best hotels.
One of the hobby-horses of the shopping center specialist is the subject of Corporate Architecture. “We are very interested in the influence of architecture on the success of a company and invest a lot of time in the early phases of projects, says Mattesich. “The retail sector also benefits from good architecture and this, by the way, applies not only to large shopping centers but also to small specialty outlets and supermarkets. We have been involved for years in a fascinating project of cooperation with the German food retailer EDEKA – from the development of a new architectural approach and the design of an internationally award-winning supermarket prototype to the execution of numerous new build and refurbishment projects which both implement and further develop our concept. This approach, which leaves open a broad range of urban design options, has been particularly successful in urban settings.”
In addition to this, ATP Munich has been active for many years building production and research buildings for such automobile concerns as BMW, Daimler, MAN and Porsche.
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