Design Development Center / tec Design Studio

Architect: tec Design Studio
Location: Duisburg,
Client: Erste Primus Projekt Gmbh
Project Partners: GTL, Landscape Architects, Kassel
Constructed Area: 10,700 sqm
Project Year: 2004
Photographs: Stefan Schilling & Lennart Schmiedel

This building is a specialized studio building for designers of micro technology components. We call it the monastery of the nanometer.

The microcosm of people who think in nanometers is being expressed by a Zen-like water garden surrounded by an organically shaped courtyard building.

The highly specialized product is elusive and small.

The art of arranging grids of conducting material in multiple layers, possibly even storing an entire encyclopedia on the area of a thumbnail, represents the key technology of the information age.

Cite: "Design Development Center / tec Design Studio" 30 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 May 2015. <>
  • Evgenii Sakovich

    nice project