Siemens Campus, Erlangen
What are the characteristics of a modern, sustainable corporate campus?
We are creating a modern corporate campus for Siemens across a total area of 54 hectares. We have prioritized integration of the invaluable trees and the existing buildings on site. The result: an open, mixed-usage quarter which, thanks to new pedestrian and transportation routes, slots seamlessly into the urban fabric.
In the form of the research campus, we are designing a heterogeneous, organically evolved industrial district to form a new open and green district. Leafy boulevards flanked by retail and hospitality outlets likewise embrace the new residential quarters created. A large proportion of the existing trees was retained, and we planted new ones to ensure the district was completely greened. Plazas and parks provide places where people can meet, spend their leisure time, and enjoy culture.
The office buildings are modular and made using an innovative, sustainable wooden-hybrid method. The key load-bearing components are prefabricated wooden elements in conjunction with reinforced concrete, which shorten construction times and reduce CO2 emissions by about 80 percent compared to conventional construction methods. With its approx. 80,000 square meters of usable surface area, the Siemens Campus is currently the largest wooden-hybrid construction project in Germany.