Festo Factory Extension Betriebserweiterung Festo AG


PROJECT NAME Festo Factory Extension Betriebserweiterung Festo AG
LOCATION esslingen - berkheim . germany
PROGRAM 2900 office workspaces . factory museum . 2514 parking spaces
CLIENT festo ag & co kg . esslingen . germany
SIZE floor area 96.875 m2 . museum 2.000m2 . parking 60.420 m2
SCOPE architecture . urban design . traffic design . landscape . climate simulation
TEAM "archimedialab . project gmbh . architecture stötzer.landscape . wh-p.structural . transsolar.energy . schönfuss.traffic . wacker.climate "
COST est. €203.500.000
STATUS invited urban and design competition 07 . 2006
AWARDS finalist
CONCEPT the orchards between berkheim and zollberg constitue important cold air production areas for esslingen and the neckar valley. the natural slope of the site intitiates the necessary cold air flow along energetic striations to shape our new buildings. both systems: artificial and natural are derived from those fluid dynamics and unite in symbiotic coexistence. at the same time these energy lines are linked with the existing structures by a strip of development, a boulevard that gathers all public spaces and circulation.