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Office Building with Training Workshop / Barkow Leibinger Architekten

  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architekten
  • Location: Hettingen, Germany
  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger Architekten
  • Architect In Charge: Klaus Reintjes
  • Project Team: Wiebke Lemme (Project architect), Michael Johl, Ruwen Rimpau
  • Structural Engineering: IB Breinlinger, Tuttlingen
  • Mechanical Engineering: Rentschler & Riedesser Ingenieurschaft mbH, Filderstadt
  • Client: TRUMPF GmbH & Co. KG
  • Management: Kerler | projekt + Konstruktion, Sigmaringen
  • Area: 1570.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Zooey Braun

© Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun © Zooey Braun

From the architect. This 1,500 sqm addition to the TRUMPF companies is located in Hettingen, Germany a small village in the Swabian Alb, mountains to the south of Stuttgart. Forests, rock-outcroppings, and the meandering Lauchhart trout stream on the valley floor mark the picturesque valley it is located in. The addition essentially caps-off the existing factory and fronts the valley to the north, like a dam, marking a final completion of the village at this approach. The north façade faces a natural preserve where no further construction is allowed.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun

The two-story structure of steel consists of shop spaces at the ground level for young trainees and office spaces above. The steel structure employs truss bracing at the opposing corners, which cantilever out creating protective canopies for the delivery trucks below. The cantilevers span partially over the stream whose surfaces reflect light and movement onto the repetitive aluminum and glass primary façade.

© Zooey Braun
© Zooey Braun
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