Trumpf Canteen

Barkow Leibinger, Berlin/Germany

Planning time
2005 — 2006

Construction time
2006 — 2008

Services by Werner Sobek
structural and facade engineering (design development, construction document phase, bit and award phase, construction phase)

Trumpf, Ditzingen/Germany

DAM Award
Hugo Häring Award
Nike Award

David Franck, Ostfildern/Germany


The new canteen of the machine manufacturer Trumpf is housed in a two-storey building with a polygonal ground plan. Its concrete flat slabs are supported by concrete columns and concrete pillars. The roof structure is made of a primary load-bearing structure of wide-spanning steel girders that rest on seven pairs of pillars. In plan view the primary structure forms nine triangles. These triangles are covered by a gluelam structure.