Located close to Stuttgart is an independent addition to Trumpf´s head-quarters consisting of new production and administration for laser manufacturing. Part of an expanded master plan, the first phase com-
prises two halls for offices, production and logistical storage. In the second phase a third hall has been built for systems technology.
The complex grows into the existing agricultural landscape from east to west, parallel to the adjacent autobahn, gradually sinking into the rising slope of the ground. The structure is situated within existing agricultural parcels, which offer a flexible patchwork of territory to be converted into industrial uses. The roofs of the factory fold and weave in response to the landscape, creating a series of diamond-shaped roof openings lighting the work spaces below.
A tunnel to the existing plant connects the circulation spine of the new factory. This tunnel is then top-lit by three light chimney. Finishes in-clude exposed concrete, steel and aluminum.
The facades are of standing seam zinc or pre-cast concrete panels. The roof is clad with a standing seam aluminum skin.
Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Team Design and Construction — Josephine von Hasselbach and Katja Pfeiffer (Project Architects), Jeremy Carvalho, Joel Cichowski, Oliver Neumann, Michel Obladen, Susan Ross, Karsten Ruf
1998 - 2000
TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
Harms & Partner, Hannover/Berlin
Dipl. Ing. Wolfgang Sauer, Stuttgart
Ingenieurbüro Hans Lück, Stuttgart
Mechanical Enginee|Energy Design
Planungsgruppe M+M AG, Böblingen
Büro Kiefer, Berlin