Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
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TRUMPF Showroom, Hungary

Trumpf’s Hungary “Smart Factory” is site-specific and located in Gödöll? in an ubiquitous industrial park in the outskirts of Budapest and for servicing Eastern Europe. Like the Trumpf’s Smart Factory outside of Chicago it offers a more modestly scaled “factory/ showroom” to demonstrate Industry 2.0 where Trumpfs’s machine tools are digitally and physically connected. Customers can experience the complete production chain from custom sheet metal forming to construction by their machines to delivery. This Smart Factory follows its own logic in terms of construction and techtonic resolution in reaction to site and place (building culture) in a refined and unique way typical to all Trumpf factories and buildings outside of its headquarters in Stuttgart.

This midsize building is organized around a trapezoidal plan as determined by the acquired land parcel. The layout takes advantage of this orientation by having a double height showroom which is located at the shorter and south facing/ more visible face of the site. A two-story volume containing offices, seminar rooms, classrooms, and storage orients to the north. A central upper courtyard is carved-out of the overall volume and helps let natural light permeate the deep floor plate for a cafe offices and meeting spaces. Like in Chicago the customers can move along a “catwalk” on the upper floor in order to view and understand the production techniques and methods in-acion between the machine below. This viewing platform is situated under the long-span 20 meter timber beams enclosing the factory showroom.

The timber (glu-lam) butterfly roof slopes inward toward the courtyard/ roof garden. The roof beams are organized into three bands of structure running from south to north and as defined by the showroom module, courtyard, and north program strip. The beams are visible and are radial and offset to each band texturing the ceiling with deep structure. The space between the beams can be used for lighting, timber decking or acoustical surfaces. The windows are also of timber (larch) are locally fabricated and are super-sized to fit the industrial scale of the building. The south façade/ “schaufenster” is double height and framed in steel to offer both views out and views in as well as day light.

The roof extends on all four facades, like flaps of an opened carboard box, to provide sun-shading to the facades. As an ode to industry, the building is clad in corrugated metal, which act as a shiny wrapper for the box and reveals the underlying logic of the building. The two sizes of the corrugation (smaller on the northern part of the building that houses offices and support programs and larger on the southern part that is the showroom) subtly reflect the highly different spatial and programmatic qualities of the interior, as if two separate buildings were stitched together.

Project Information


Barkow Leibinger, Berlin

Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger


Heiko Krech (Principal), Christian Coburger (Project Architect), Kateryna Bilyk, Zsofia Mester, Ina Reinecke, Ana Skrebic, Tereza Spindlerova, Annette Wagner 


Showroom, Smart Factory, Event Space, Offices, Meeting, Cafeteria 



Gödöllö, Hungary 


4,100 qm | 44,200 sq f 


06/2021 - 09/2022 



TRUMPF Hungary Kft. 


Architect of Record  
Óbuda Group, Budapest

General Constructor
STRABAG, Építöípari Zrt. 

Structural Engineering, Facade
knippershelbig, Berlin 

Clima, HVAC, Electrical Engineering 
Óbuda Group, Budapest

Light Design
Licht Licht Studio Dinnebier

Landscape Architect
Óbuda Group, Budapest 

Model Photos

Kateryna Bilyk/Barkow Leibinger