Barkow Leibinger

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

Customer and Administration Building, Ditzingen

For a high-tech machine-tool company, a new Customer and Administration Building marks the third building phase for the company’s Stuttgart based headquarters.

While Barkow Leibinger has completed a series of industrial buildings for Trumpf on that site, this project marks a dramatic shift in their approach. Urbanistically situated within the original office ensemble dating back to the 70’s, this project takes issue with the question of the office/ workspace and sustainability.

A pair of offset office tracts are organized on a split-level concept to enhance communication and flexibility between working groups. These four and five level spaces hover over a trio of crystal-formed volumes which contain an auditorium, public lobby, and exhibition spaces. While forming a bill-board-like wall to the autobahn, the building also creates an entrance court with the existing buildings.

Ventilation and light chimneys, double façades, and poured-in place concrete cooling decks compliment the split-level concept supporting the energy performance of the building. Significant is the aspect of collaboration with contributions from structural engineers and energy consultants.

Project Information

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

Team Design and Construction — Josephine von Hasselbach and Martina Bauer (Project Architects), Larissa Böhler, Gian-Marco Jenatsch, Christina Möller, Jason Sandy, Jakob Schemel



Office, Event Location, Showroom



Ditzingen, Germany



10.000 qm



2001 - 2003



2006  AIA Honor Awards for Architecture

2006  AIT Architekturpreis Farbe -

Struktur - Oberfläche, Honorable Mention

2005  BDA Baden-Württemberg - Auszeichnung guter Bauten

2005  contractworld.award, 3rd Prize

2005  Deutscher Architekturpreis 2005, Acknowledgment

2004  Mies-van-der-Rohe Award, Nomination

2004  Architekturpreis der

WESTHYP-Stiftung für vorbildliche Gewerbebauten, Acknowledgment


TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG           


Construction Management

Gassmann + Grossmann, Stuttgart            


Structural Engineer        

Conzett, Bronzini, Gartmann AG, Chur [Design Concept]
Boll & Partner, Stuttgart [Planning & Construction]

Energy Performance | Mechanical Engineers        

Transsolar, Stuttgart

Mechanical Engineer        

Henne & Walter, Reutlingen

Building Physics          

Horstmann und Berger, Altensteig

Electrical Engineers        

Raible + Partner, Ditzingen


Büro Kiefer, Berlin


R+R Fuchs, München

Exhibition Design            

HG Merz, Stuttgart

Office Furniture            

Vitra GmbH, Weil am Rhein