Barkow Leibinger

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

Laser Machine Tool Factory, Ditzingen

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.

Project Information

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





Ditzingen, Deutschland



15.000 sqm



1996 - 1998



2003  Hugo-Häring-Preis




Construction Management

Harms & Partner, Hannover/Berlin



Dipl. Ing. Wolfgang Sauer, Stuttgart


Structural Engineer

Ingenieurbüro Hans Lück, Stuttgart


Mechanical Enginee|Energy Design

Planungsgruppe M+M AG, Böblingen


Landscape Architects

Büro Kiefer, Berlin