Module 2 

Construction work on Module 2 of the Siemens Campus is in full swing. The highlight of this segment will be the new Reception Building.  

Key data

  • Project execution: 2019 – 2022 
  • Site size: approx. 80,000 square meters (860,000 sq. ft.) 
  • Job space capacity: approx. 4,500 employees 
  • Structures: Reception Building housing Siemens central reception office, four other office buildings, and 3 parking garages 
  • Structural design: Largest timber-hybrid system project in Germany (reduces embodied carbon emissions by up to 80%) 
  • Car parking capacity: approx. 2,300 vehicles 
  • Bicycle parking capacity: 1,000 bikes or more 
  • Ground floor is largely available for public use with attractive restaurant, cafe and service facilities 

Construction site camera

Three cameras provide views of the Module 2 construction site: 

 

  • View from a Module 1 parking garage looking out across Günther-Scharowsky-Strasse to the Module 2 construction site. 
  • View from the roof of the Plasma Physics Building, looking southwest. 
  • View from the roof of the high-rise building next to the Plasma Physics Building, looking north. 

Siemens Reception Building

The highlight of Module 2 of the Siemens Campus Erlangen will be the new Reception Building. Conceived as the central address and new face of Siemens in Erlangen and the metropolitan area, this building will reflect the contemporary architecture of the other Campus structures and feature a two-story glassed-in entrance hall, and rise slightly higher than the other buildings. The facades of the Reception Building will be clad in the same natural stone quarried from the Altmühltal region south of Erlangen that adorns the facade of Siemens' headquarters in Munich. 

 

In addition to the central Siemens reception office housed in the strikingly impressive entrance hall, the new Reception Building will offer a large conference zone with auditorium as well as a wide range of eateries to choose from. 

 

The Wings sculpture currently still standing at the entrance to Siemens' location in Erlangen's Freyeslebenstrasse is to be relocated in front of the new Reception Building. As one of the only four 10-meter-high Wings sculptures around the world designed by renowned architect and artist Daniel Libeskind, this work of art creates a symbolic "innovation bridge" to the locations of the other three sculptures: in Munich in front of Siemens' headquarters, in Berlin where the Siemens company was founded, and in Milan, Italy, where all four sculptures were first exhibited at the EXPO 2015 world exposition. 

Timber-hybrid system

The central Reception Building as well as the four new office buildings of Module 2 will be of timber-hybrid design, particularly sustainable and innovative in their construction. 

 

This reduces the embodied carbon emissions of building construction by up to 80%, significantly shortens the time needed to erect the structural carcass, and substantially reduces the dust, noise and waste generated on site compared to conventional concrete construction projects. 

 

What's more, the employees working inside benefit as well, as wood lends a particularly pleasant and healthy indoor environmental quality, with improved air humidity. 

 

Incidentally, timber-hybrid system is so new that Module 2 of the Siemens Campus Erlangen marks the very first time this technique is being applied on such a large scale. 

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