Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29
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'Blautopf', Ditzingen

The ’Blautopf’ provides an event and exhibition space within a  new central cafeteria for Trumpf’s Stuttgart-based industrial campus and headquarters. This pavilion is the new social center for the company for both blue and white-collar workers. The building is conceived of as a freestanding pavilion (as opposed to the nearby factories which are continuously expanded on) enhancing its role visibly on the campus as the event space it is intended for. The pavilion provides 700 seats when used as a cafeteria, which enables the company’s 2000 employees to lunch around three time slots. When programmed for events, the space functions as an auditorium with seating for 800.

The roof structure was developed with the renowned Stuttgart-based structural engineer Werner Sobek. The intention was to create a polygonal leaf-like canopy that achieves long spans over groups of columns. The structure combines a steel frame and columns with a glulaminated wood-cell infill. These wood cells are functionally “coded” and constructed either as skylights with solar-glass, as perforated wood acoustic planking, or as artificial lighting cells modified by an aluminum-honeycombed deflector. In order to economically achieve this highly complex structure CNC routing and sawing was employed to accommodate the more than 300 unique honeycomb joints. 

Project Information

Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger

 

Team Design — Jason Sandy, Johanna Doherty, Christina Eickmeier, Klaus Reintjes

 

Team Construction — Lukas Weder (Project Architect), Philipp Heidemann, Caspar Hoesch, Christina Möller, Mathias Oliva, Dagmar Pelger, Jason Sandy

 

Program

Event and Exhibition space, Employee Restaurant, Café, Conference Rooms

 

Location

Ditzingen, Germany

 

Size

5.400 sqm

 

Construction

2006 - 2008

 

Awards

2013  Nike for Social Commitment - Architecture Prize of the Association

of German Architects (BDA)

2012  Hugo-Häring-Preis

2010  AIA Honor Awards for Architecture

2009  DAM Prize for Architecture in Germany

2008  Mies-van-der-Rohe Preis, Nomination

2006  International Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum

2005  "Possible Futures"

Bienal Miami+Beach, 2nd Prize

Client

TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG

 

Construction Management

Gassmann + Grossmann, Stuttgart

 

Structural Engineer | Façade Consultant

Werner Sobek Stuttgart, Stuttgart

 

Mechanical Engineer                                                                        

Krebs Ingenieure, Ditzingen

 

Energy Design

Transsolar, Stuttgart

 

Electrical Engineer

ibb Burrer & Deuring Ingenieurbüro GmbH, Ludwigsburg

  

Landscape Architect

Büro Kiefer, Berlin

 

Photos:

©Amy Barkow

©David Franck

©Christian Richters