The second new building to be constructed fronting the entrance road was the 2,600 sq. meter central administration building. Bringing together executive offices, R&D, and the marketing department it is adjacent to an existing production hall. A beautiful exposed brick wall separates the two and is exposed in the new stair hall.
The three-story structure serves as the primary entrance to the factory for visitors and customers. Constructed of prefabricated concrete ribbed decks the building is covered with an outer skin of brushed aluminum panels with large format window-openings, slightly offset from each other.
The plan is organized into three program bands. An open section of ascending stairs is top-lit by a clerestory marking this space between the old brick firewall and the new construction. A second band contains service areas and the third larger band consists of office spaces, lobby and conference rooms. The concrete structural frame is exposed, as are the ribbed decks. An infill of birch plywood articulates enclosing walls. It’s lightly gabled roof responds in form to the adjacent prototype hall.
Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Team Design and Construction — Stephanie Kaindl (Project Architect), Karin Ocker, Hermann Plöckl, Daniel Steinberg, Maik Westhaus, Michael Zeichert
Conference Rooms, Offices, Reception
2001 - 2002
TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH & Co
Bauplanung Bautzen GmbH, Bautzen
Hörnicke Hock Thieroff, Berlin
Zibell Willner & Partner, Berlin
ILS Lehner und Sachse, Wilthen
Büro Kiefer, Berlin
© Werner Huthmacher