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Hettingen, Germania: Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger
Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

Trumpf GmbH the world largest manufacturer of high tech machine tools will be expanding their existing branch factory near the village of Hettingen in the Swabian Alb.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

Situated in a picturesque valley this will be the second addition undertaken by Barkow Leibinger the first (shops and offices of 1500 sqm.) was done in 2009.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

A new master plan anticipates the construction of new production and assembly in four phases.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

In July 2013 the first of these phases, a new production hall with 3400 sqm, was realized after only 13 months of construction.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

Organized as a simple repetitive shed construction of seven bays the production hall is bracketed by two stories of offices (to the north) and a drive-through loading bay (to the south).

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

For the production and assembling of oversized flatbed laser machines a column free and flexible space was required. the bays measure 24m in width and 13m at the highest point of the shed.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

The steel framework of the roof construction allows north-facing skylights within the structural depth; together with the 3m high strip window at ground level they provide daylight for the working areas.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

The permanent long façade facing the Lauchert Creek and valley is articulated as a gently folded origami of corrugated metal and glass to scale the factory building to the neighboring singlefamily houses with pitched roofs.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

The office front is integrated into the shed volume but has a mater of fact gridded façade.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

The roof as a 5th facade is planted with local vegetation to better integrate into the scenic valley.

Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger
Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger
Production Hall Trumpf Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger

Location: Hettingen, Germany Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architect in Charge: Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger Project Team: Tobias Wenz (project architect), Andreas Lang, Hiroki Nakamura, Ina Reinecke, Florian Steinbächer, Ludwig Uphues Construction Management: Kerler, partner architekt ingenieure Structural Engineer: Ib Breinlinger Mechanical Engineer: Henne & Walter Energy Design: Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH Electrical Engineering: Müller & Bleher Building Physics: Horstmann, Berger Landscape Architect: Capatti Staubach Underground Engineering: Ingenieurbüro Beck Area: 3,400 sqm Year: 2013 Client: Trumpf GmbH & Co. Kg Photographs: Ina Reinecke

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