Barkow Leibinger

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

TRUMPF Multistory Car Park Ditzingen

A parking structure for the TRUMPF Campus in Ditzingen/Stuttgart provides a much-needed facility for both conventional and electric vehicles for this tech company which manufactures digitally controlled machine-tools. Utilizing an off-the-shelf prefabricated system of precast concrete and steel the structure is modified to accept a custom laser-cut Trumpf machined facade and is off-set in plan to mediate the scale of the building.

The building has eleven parking levels organized in a split-level system. In addition to parking spaces for over 900 cars and 172 bicylces, an underground changing area is also provided for arriving cyclists and motorcyclists. Presently, around 100 parking spaces have been designated for electric vehicles, and the count can easily be expanded to up to 400 spots as demand rises.

The off-set in plan is provided to break down the scale of the building and to preserve a 500-year-old walnut tree. The building is given an ephemeral lightness due to the application of metal fins axial laser-cut and applied vertically. The fins are laser cut from tube-stock "harvesting" three fins from each tube without any waste of material. They are organized in alternating patterns giving the facade a dynamic and lightness transforming the structure from a banal parking structure into one which showcases the company’s technology and know-how. The total of 3,600 elements were arranged in staggered layers and depending on the conditions of light and weather, the observer is presented with an ever-changing visual spectacle.

Consistent with two other structures on campus: a prefab timber kindergarten and a prefab timber fitness center placed on top of an existing storage facility these buildings mark an effort for economical, prefabricated, and pragmatic buildings that are nonetheless modified architecturally and consistently with other planning on-campus.

Project Information

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

Team — Tobias Wenz (Associate), Alexander Lehmann (Project Leader), John Lai, Andreas Moling (Model), Ina Reinecke, Kevin Scheurer






25,200 sqm  | 270,000 sq ft 


03/2018 - 12/2018


TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG, Ditzingen

General Contractor
Goldbeck Süd, Engen

Structural Engineer

Goldbeck Süd, Engen


Krebs Ingenieure, Ditzingen

Electrical Engineering

Müller Bleher, Filderstadt

Landscape Architect
Capatti Staubach, Berlin 

Stefan Müller, Berlin
Ina Reinecke, Ditzingen