Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29

Uhlmann Heartbeat

This expansion to the company Uhlmann’s headquarters, located in Laupheim, includes a new two-storey assembly hall and customer center, as well as new spaces for automated storage, shipping, and delivery of goods.

The design seeks to synthesize efficiently organized production facilities with user-friendly office spaces.  Feature elements include optimized lighting and operation processes in the assembly and storage halls, as well as abundant visual access to the surrounding landscape and efficient office adjacencies to ensure good working conditions.  The architectural quality of the additions express the company’s transparency and openness.

The design is characterized by a new meandering structure that winds over the tops of the halls, mediating between workspace and new rooftop gardens that can be used for recreation or informal outdoor meeting space.  This new building unifies the heights of the existing and new facilities, while structuring clear views and relationships to the surrounding landscape.  A new low-lying pavilion with a large roof overhang marks the entrance to the revitalized Uhlmann campus.

Project Information

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


Team Design — Michael Ahlers, Martina Bauer, Viviane Hülsmeier, Nadja Jeske, Daria Khapalova, Heiko Krech, Tyler Swingle, Jens Weßel, Sara Wiedenbeck



Storage, Office



Laupheim, Germany



10.000 sqm



2013, 1st Prize


Fa. Uhlmann GmbH, Laupheim, Deutschland


Structural Engineer

Knippers Helbig, Stuttgart


Mechanical Engineer

Innius RR GmbH, Rosbach


Fire Protection Consultant

Peter Stanek, Berlin 


Landscape Architect

Capatti Staubach, Berlin