Barkow Leibinger

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

Training Center with Cafeteria, Neukirch

The most recent addition to the factory is a 2,300 sq. meter former stall which is being renovated and significantly added to. Architecturally it retains its historic form of a gable roofed agricultural building. In this sense the building mediates formally between the adjacent farm buildings off-site and the industrial buildings on-site. This form is exaggerated in its lineal 112 meters x 8.5 form and the abstract rendering of random punched wooden windows over a zinc shingle cladding.

Two large cutout terraces framed in larch compliment these oversized windows. Structurally the new gable form is framed by steel tube arches, which are spanned by hollow wooden plank-beams. Programmatically this structure houses training rooms and a loft-like cafeteria at the upper level.

As a long lineal building it forms a cohesive edge defining the campus west boundary while framing the terraced space between itself and the paint shop. 

Project Information

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


Team Design and Construction — Lukas Weder (Project Architect), Josephine von Hasselbach, Konstanze Beelitz, Larissa Böhler, Jürgen Müller, Tobias Wenz



Seminar Rooms, Workshops, Stockrooms, Exhibition Space, Cafeteria 



Neukirch, Germany



2.350 sqm



2003 - 2005 



2008  Europäischer Architekturpreis -

Metalldächer und Fassaden


TRUMPF Sachsen GmbH


Construction Managment | Structural + Mechanical Engineer

Bauplanung Bautzen GmbH, Bautzen


Electrical Engineer

ILS Lehner und Sachse, Wilthen


Landscape Architect

Büro Kiefer, Berlin


Color Design

Friederike Tebbe