Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger

Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger

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  • Architects: Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  3400.0
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Ina Reinecke
  • Design Team: Tobias Wenz (project architect), Andreas Lang, Hiroki Nakamura, Ina Reinecke, Florian Steinbächer, Ludwig Uphues
  • Construction Management: kerler, partner architekt ingenieure, Sigmaringen
  • 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
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Text description provided by the architects. 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. 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.

© Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

A new master plan anticipates the construction of new production and assembly in four phases. In July 2013 the first of these phases, a new production hall with 3400 sqm, was realized after only 13 months of construction.

© Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

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). 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. 

© Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

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. 

© Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

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. 

© Ina Reinecke
© Ina Reinecke

The office front is integrated into the shed volume but has a mater of fact gridded façade. The roof as a 5th facade is planted with local vegetation to better integrate into the scenic valley.

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Address: Hettingen, Germany

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Cite: "Production Hall Hettingen / Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger" 26 Dec 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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