wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
photo by ester havlova
all images courtesy of wurm + wurm architekten

 

 

 

german office wurm + wurm architekten have redesigned the production plant of auma, a company who specialize in the development and building of electric actuators and gearboxes. reasoning that the original premises did not offer the business sufficient opportunity to expand, the organization decided to purchase a neighboring plot of land and construct a new manufacturing space in addition to redeveloping the existing site.

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the exterior of the design is characterized by a gently reclining black façade
photo by ester havlova

 

 

 

enabling the factory to continue operations uninterrupted, the project was carried out over a number of years. stage one of the process began in 2009 and involved the construction of a production hall and loading bay. after relocating to the new site in january 2011, the previously existing building was redeveloped, upgrading of the firm’s technology.

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the project’s exterior has been subtly landscaped
photo by ester havlova

 

 

 

the exterior of the design is characterized by a gently reclining black façade enveloping the plant’s entrance and extending across the eastern elevation. internally, the large production area at ground level is surrounded by new offices and brightly lit conference rooms, while an upper storey houses a canteen and changing rooms for the company’s employees.

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
new offices and conference rooms are provided at ground level
photo by ester havlova

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the new stairway connecting the two storeys
photos by ester havlova

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the canteen on the upper level
photo by ester havlova

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the area is brightly lit and offers external views
photo by ester havlova

 

 

wurm + wurm architekten redesign auma production plant
the development also included the renovation of the company’s exiting premises
photo by ester havlova

 

 

project info:

 

site: ostfildern, germany
completed: 2012
client: auma riester gmbh & co.kg
new building area: 4,990 sqm (53,713 sqf)
renovation area: 3,900 sqm (42,948 sqf)
photography: ester havlova