The entrance pavilion of the Trumpf company in Ditzingen shows an alternative form of extreme dematerialisation. The central element of the highly transparent facade is an acrylic glass sword that is connected to the facade panes as a stiffening post.
Acrylic Glass Sword Enables Extreme Dematerialisation
The use of acrylic glass made it possible to manufacture the mullions with a slenderness that is far beyond the production limitations for conventional glass swords. The transparency and reduction of this construction are further emphasised by the extremely slender canopy, which cantilevers almost 16 m freely.
Barkow Leibinger, Berlin/Germany
2004 − 2005
2005 − 2006
Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Trumpf GmbH & Co. KG, Ditzingen/Germany
Zooey Braun, Stuttgart/Germany
Auszeichnung des deutschen Stahlbaus 2008