TRUMPF Health and Firm Sports activities Middle / Barkow Leibinger
Textual content description offered by the architects. After its starting within the late Sixties as a manufacturing facility with manufacturing halls and workplace buildings alongside the autobahn A81, over the course of the previous many years, TRUMPF has developed right into a profitable high-tech company with a future-oriented campus for innovation and trade. It has developed into an industrial village. Along with manufacturing and administration buildings, there may be additionally a coaching middle, a daycare middle, numerous occasion areas for meals, music, lectures, or events, gardens and parks for relaxation and leisure, a parking storage with areas for electrical automobiles and bikes , and now a brand new health and sports activities middle.
The spatial and predominantly horizontal, growth was made attainable by the supply of parcels of land and current buildings acquired over time as an unpredictable patchwork. Now the campus has reached the bounds of its horizontal progress certain by the autobahn, the town of Ditzingen, and a neighboring firm, it’s now compelled to densify and construct vertically.
The brand new sports activities middle marks a change within the company tradition of the machine producer TRUMPF. For the corporate, the brand new constructing is a solution to the brand new social and spatial wants of its employees in a altering working world. It affords the chance to create a spot that’s firmly rooted within the on a regular basis lifetime of the campus, and in addition fosters social and cultural encounters. Vertical densification (constructing on prime of an current constructing) affords an answer whereas providing diversified programming for the campus.
An empty space on the roof of the logistics middle on the southwestern finish of the campus was used as an acquired constructing web site for the brand new 7,400 sqm sports activities middle. The middle, situated roughly 30 meters above floor degree, is accessed through lengthy exterior stairs (a part of the coaching parkour) and an elevator for transporting individuals and items. The constructing is organized into two areas: a health, yoga, and sophistication space with a lobby and altering rooms in addition to a sports activities corridor with three enjoying fields utilized by TRUMPF’s firm sports activities golf equipment and groups for basketball, soccer, and badminton. The remaining roof was extensively planted and affords a panoramic view of the company campus.
To lower the load in addition to the CO2 footprint of the rooftop development, the extension is a prefabricated timber development of easy and cheap laminated spruce that types a 1-story quantity with a mezzanine. The clear span of the trusses within the corridor reaches 23.5 m, with a top of as much as 1.2 m. Within the space of the health areas, the span width is halved. The glazing of the southern façade consists of a steady double façade (to guard acoustically from the loud Autobahn), supplemented within the space for train machines with an insulating glass layer and wind-protected solar safety.
The sports activities corridor has no insulating glass, which is merely changed with protecting netting. Translucent polycarbonate panels shut off the house to the north. Massive sliding doorways to the rooftop backyard present contemporary air air flow to the sports activities corridor. The sports activities middle quantity hovers above the Autobahn and agricultural fields and by evening acts like a glowing lantern.