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2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE RECIPIENT

Architecture

 

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Interior Architecture

 

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Regional & Urban Design

Campus Restaurant and Event Space


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Notes of Interest

This pavilion provides a new central cafeteria and event space for a Stuttgart-based industrial campus. It is the new social center for the company for both blue- and white-collar workers. The pavilion, with seating for 700, enables the company’s 2000 employees to lunch around three time slots in the large central space with reserve seating in a mezzanine. When programmed for events the space functions as an auditorium with seating for 800.

A floating roof hovers over the central dining space and mezzanine that are placed in an excavated hollow. The intention was to create a polygonal leaf-like canopy that wide-spans over column-groups. Aesthetically, the roof as a fifth facade, is carefully organized with skylights, and air-vents, as it is highly visible from the mid-rise office buildings adjacent to it.

Neither a factory nor an office building, this freestanding pavilion introduces a new typology to the campus. Urbanistically the new restaurant helps to complete spatially the entrance courtyard. Formally its crystalline pentagon plan is a continuation of the crystalline ground plans of the new office building to which it is adjacent.

Architect

Barkow Leibinger Architects

Owner

TRUMPF GmbH + Co.KG

Location

Stuttgart, Germany

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Consultant

Transsolar Energietechnik GmbH (Climate)
Gassmann + Grossmann (Management)

Engineer

Werner Sobek Stuttgart (Structural; Facade)
Schuckertstrasse 27

Landscape Architect

Buero Kiefer

Photo Credit

© Amy Barkow
© David Franck
© Christian Richters


JURY COMMENTS

Crisp, elegant and ordered
with a fantastic floating
canopy that engages the
campus landscape, this
project brings together
company staff of all types
into a light-filled, open
gathering place.

Such a clever structural
strategy incorporating a
plywood honeycomb… This
is a beautiful project,
carefully designed and built
at all scales: site,
landscape, structure,
curtain wall, stairs and food
serving stations.

A remarkable gesture by a
very innovative employer
has led to a remarkable
dining space, an oasis for
employees.


2010 INSTITUTE HONOR AWARDS FOR ARCHITECTURE JURY


Richard L. Maimon, AIA (Chair)
KieranTimberlake
Philadelphia

Jeanne Gang, FAIA
Studio/Gang Architects
Chicago

Sam Grawe
Dwell
/At Home in the Modern World Magazines
San Francisco

Jeffrey Lee, FAIA
Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee P.A.
Raleigh

Justine N. Lewis
AIAS Representative
Atlanta

Miguel A. Rivera Agosto, AIA
Miró Rivera Architects
Austin

Mark Simon, FAIA
Centerbrook Architects & Planners
Centerbrook, Connecticut

H. Ruth Todd, AIA
Page & Turnbull Architects
San Francisco

 

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