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Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger

  • 00:00 - 18 November, 2008
Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger
Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger

Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger + 15

  • Architects

    Barkow Leibinger Architects - Frank Barkow & Regine Leibinger
  • Location

    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Design Phase Team

    Jason Sandy, Johanna Doherty, Christina Eickmeier, Klaus Reintjes
  • Construction Phase Team

    Lukas Weder (Project Architect), Philipp Heidemann, Caspar Hoesch, Christina Möller, Mathias Oliva, Dagmar Pelger, Jason Sandy
  • Structural Engineer

    Werner Sobek Ingenieure
  • Electrical Engineer

    IBB Ingenieure
  • Landscaping

    Büro Kiefer
  • Client

    TRUMPF GmbH + Co. KG
  • Area

    5400.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2008

Text description provided by the architects. Neither a factory nor an office building this freestanding pavilion introduces a new typology to the factory campus. Urbanistically, the new restaurant helps to complete the entrance courtyard spatially. Formally, its crystalline pentagon plan is a continuation of the crystalline ground plans of the new (existing) office building it is adjacent to. This structure is low lying and integrated closely with the campus landscape.

A floating roof hovers over the central dining space and mezzanine that are located in an excavated hollow. Of paramount importance is the formation of the roof. A series of studies investigated natural biological forms including leaf structures, sponges, spirals and webs. 

After a planning workshop with the structural engineer a preferred scheme emerged for a triangulated folded plate whose primary structure is steel. Within these triangular fields polygonal cells are inserted providing skylighting and natural ventilation.

Nearly 700 seats are available during regular operation in the restaurant area and on the south-facing terrace. If necessary, the interior can be transformed into an auditorium for events with up to 800 participants.

Publication material thanks to Barkow Leibinger Architects and some pictures from Below the Clouds

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Campus Restaurant and Event Space / Barkow Leibinger" 18 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/9165/campus-restaurant-and-event-space-barkow-leibinger-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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