Barkow Leibinger

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

Production and Office Facility, Freiburg

In the industrial park of Freiburg, St.-Georg within a forest, a new production hall has been developed for electronical and medical systems with office spaces and laboratories. The building connects the two fields of production and administration. The core of the building is created by the double-height production hall.

The facility is conceived of as having a carpet of office and laboratory spaces placed over the production hall in a two storey configuration. These two levels are bound together by spacious light chimneys which penetrate the upper floor to its full height, and small windows in the roof terrace provide a well balanced light level in the base production hall.

To the north, the production hall is defined by a storage and mechanical zone and to the south by two storeys of office facility and conference rooms. The offices, laboratories, and the cafeteria above the production hall are arranged around the inlayed roof terraces which serve as open space for the employees and provide a view from each working place. A direct connection between production and administration exist by six lateral staircases.

Project Information

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


Team Design — Heiko Krech (Project Architect), Anne Marie O’Connor, Guiseppe Boezzi, Michael Meier, Monika Steiner


Team Construction — Heiko Krech (Project Architect), Markus Popp, Philipp Welter, Tobias Wenz, Stephan Egert, Yunhua Guo, Steffen Sperle, Nicolas Thiele



Production, Laboratories, Storrage, Office, Meeting, Cafeteria



Freiburg, Germany



15.000 sqm



2005 - 2006



2008  Hypo Real Estate Architecture Prize


Hüttinger Elektronik GmbH + Co. KG


Construction Management

Barton Architekten, Freiburg


Structural Engineer

Stoelcker Theobald v. Lampe, Kirchzarten                                         


Mechanical Engineer

Planungsgruppe M+M, Böblingen                             


Landscape Architect

Bernard und Sattler, Berlin