Barkow Leibinger

Barkow Leibinger
Schillerstraße 94, D–10625 Berlin
T +49(0)30 315712 -0 F -29

Addition to a Laser Factory, Schramberg

A laser producing factory in Schramberg, Black Forest was expanded to provide new programs for laboratories, offices and training facilities. The addition essentially doubled the existing C-formed factory, forming an enclosed courtyard where the cafeteria, break room and terraces are located.

The lower level contains delivery, laboratory and classrooms while the upper level is bridged by large-span glass shed skylights above the production areas.

The plan is organized by repeating the existing column grid in an offset series of bays, which can be further expanded to the south. The roof contains north-facing sheds and mechanical systems. The upper level is clad by a series of folded aluminum panels forming an articulated surface representing the firm's technologies in working sheet metal.

At the base level, cladding is either glass or industrial poured glass panels offering translucent light and privacy to the research areas behind.

Project Information

Architects — Barkow Leibinger, Berlin, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger


Team Design and Construction — Martin Heberle (Project Architect), Michael Eidenbenz, Lothar Henning, Katja Pfeiffer



Office, Laboratory, Education, Café



Schramberg, Germany



6.400 sqm



1998 - 2000



2002  BDA Baden-Württemberg -

Auszeichnung guter Bauten


HAAS - Laser GmbH & Co. KG


Construction Management

Harms & Partner, Hannover/Berlin


Structural Engineer

Ingenieurbüro Hans Lück, Stuttgart


Mechanical Engineer

Rentschler & Riedesser, ITB, Stuttgart


Landscape Architect

Heiner Luz, München