Barkow Leibinger

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

Fabrication Hall, Saalfeld

A new fabrication hall will mark the first phase for a long-term extension of existing production facilities near Saalfeld. 2,500 sq. meters, the building provides office and a fabrication hall. This new building will also incorporate the former campus restaurant into it.

In this first phase, due for completion at the beginning of 2007, a new hall, 5.5 meters high with a three-storey office integrated bar is being built adjoining an existing hall. The whole building is clad in an aluminum corrugated sheeting, with large floor to ceiling glazing on the western facade that allows high views out out across the meadows and Schlossberg.

The roof construction is a light steel trusswork consisting of a linear framework of hollow section and diagonal tubular steel, integrating large bands of rooflights and spanning the entire 25 meters width of the hall. The technical concept for the house provides natural ventilation and lighting for the offices and production facilities as well as a photovoltaic system to supply energy for hot water.

The fabrication hall, with its economical structure and modular system for extensions, is designed to serve as a prototypical structure for future factory-types and initiates the development of future phases for Saalfeld.

Project Information

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


Team Design and Construction — Tobias Wenz (Project Architect), Phillip Raum



Fabrication Hall



Saalfeld, Germany



2.500 sqm





TRUMPF Medizin Systeme Saalfeld GmbH


Construction Management

Brückner Ingenieure, Saalfeld


Structural Engineer

Hörnicke Hock Thieroff, Berlin                                   


Mechanical Engineer

Ingenieurbüro Peter Hilbig, Wickerstedt                                            


Electrical Engineer

GETA Technische Planungsgesellschaft mbH, Saalfeld