Barkow Leibinger

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

Renovation of an Historic Villa, Neukirch

The original factory-owner’s villa, dating back to 1921, marks the third project fronting the entrance street. Over 450 sq. meters of space have been converted to use as a conference and customer center. The primary strategy in its restoration has been one of clearing out of extraneous additional elements to recover the original floor plan. Dark parquet flooring and a unified color concept underscore the distinguished character of the house.

A series of minimal flush lighting elements are set into the walls offering a startlingly abstract architectural element contrasting the historical details of the house. The side-entrance, which leads to the factory site, presents a consciously new aspect, set high into the house in steel and glass and consisting of stacked concrete planks.

Project Information

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


Team Design and Construction — Hermann Plöckl (Project Architect), Carsten Krafft, Andreas Lang



Conference and Customer Center



Neukirch, Germany



457 sqm



2002 - 2003


TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH & Co


Construction Management | Structural + Mechanical Engineer

Bauplanung Bautzen GmbH, Bautzen


Electrical Engineer

ILS Lehner und Sachse, Wilthen


Lighting Design

Dinnebier Licht, Berlin


Landscape Architect

Büro Kiefer, Berlin



© Werner Huthmacher