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TRUMPF Fitness and Company Sports Center . DITZINGEN

Barkow Leibinger . photos: © David Franck . + archdaily

After its beginning in the late 1960s as a factory with production halls and office buildings along the autobahn A81, over the course of the past decades, TRUMPF has developed into a successful high-tech corporation with a future-oriented campus for innovation and industry. It has evolved into an industrial village. In addition to production and administration buildings, there is also a training center, a daycare center, various event spaces for food, music, lectures, or parties, gardens and parks for rest and relaxation, a parking garage with spaces for electric vehicles and bikes, and now a new fitness and sports center. Continue reading Barkow Leibinger

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5280 House . Bozeman

Barkow Leibinger . photos: © Iwan Baan . + baunetz

This live/work compound is situated against the foothills of Mt. Elis along Leverich Creek on a gently sloping site facing Bozeman MT. and the Bridger Mountain Range. The region around the house is characterized by a mix of farmland with barns and ranch houses, suburban housing, and a nearby Richard Neutra house in log construction. Several other excellent mid-century examples of houses by Hugo Eck and Ozzie Berg are nearby including his Breeden Fieldhouse at Montana State University from 1957 which was the world’s largest span glulam timber structure in the world. Winters are extreme, summers are short. Bozeman, which used to be considered somewhat remote, has become a much sought-after community to live in through the Corona pandemic. The advent of digital communication technologies (Zoom etc.) transformed similar cities into more viable places to live and work. Continue reading Barkow Leibinger

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Trumpf Day-Care Center . Ditzingen

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Barkow Leibinger . photos: © Stefan Müller . + baunetz

The machine-tool manufacturer, Trumpf, has completed its the first company daycare center in the north-west edge of its Campus in Ditzingen. The one-story building was built using mass-timber elements prefabricated in a South Tyrolean factory and then assembled on site. The daycare center offers place for 75 children of the employees and is also open to other children from the municipality. Continue reading Barkow Leibinger