Siemens Campus Erlangen

Innovation, sustainability and digitalization – these are the attributes that distinguish the Siemens Campus Erlangen. It will set global standards and its modern work environment will contribute to a secure future for Siemens.

The project

  • Over the next few years, the current research park that opened in 1965 will be transformed into a vibrant urban district with an attractive campus setting, state-of-the-art buildings, a modern office infrastructure and large green spaces and outdoor recreation areas.
  • On an area larger than 75 soccer fields, Siemens is developing a campus for office, research and laboratory workplaces as well as apartments and a hotel with conference facilities.
  • The Campus project is run by Siemens Real Estate, the real estate company of Siemens.

The research park in the southern part of the city of Erlangen has been in existence since 1965. In the past 50+ years, thousands of innovations were born, tested and brought to production here. However, the location is now showing its age. Many of the buildings on the site which is still private are more than 40 years old; some of them have been there since the beginning. 

In 2014, Siemens decided to redesign and open up the entire site and develop it into a future-oriented campus. In the architectural contest that was held as a basis for urban development and building construction, the design of the Frankfurt architecture office KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten came out on top.


Based on this design, the Siemens Campus Erlangen will take shape in several modules by 2030. 

Current situation

  • Following a planning and approval phase which only took about two years, demolition
    started in mid-2016.
  • Actual construction began in December 2016 with the ceremonial laying of the foundation stone.
  • In 2020 module 1 will be completed and the first employees move in.

In 2013, Siemens started developing initial concept plans for the Siemens Campus Erlangen. In early 2014, the State of Bavaria, the city of Erlangen and Siemens AG entered into a master agreement to kick off the Siemens Campus Erlangen. In mid-2014, the City of Erlangen took a decision of principle as a basis for the architectural contest from which the design of the Frankfurt architecture office KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten emerged as the clear winner in early 2015.

Following the approval process, demolition for module 1 started in mid-2016, to the west of Günther-Scharowsky-Straße. In December 2016, a ceremony was held for the symbolic and digital laying of the foundation stone. Once the infrastructure was in place, the construction of buildings for module 1 started in August 2017.

By 2020, eight office buildings, three parking garages and a cafeteria for about 7,000 employees will be ready for occupancy. This will be followed by the second module which will include a reception building with the central Siemens reception area, a conference zone with an auditorium, and food services. 

In January 2020 the first employees move into Module 1 and the building construction in Module 2 starts.

Facts & figures

  • Location: Erlangen South
  • Transport connections: Close to A73 (Frankenschnellweg) and Erlangen-Bruck train station
  • Total site area: 540,000 m²
  • Planned office, laboratory, hotel and conference area: 320,000 m²
  • Planned living area: 100,000 m²
  • Optional area: 50,000 m²
  • Project preparation: since 2013
  • Start of infrastructure work: 2016
  • Start of building construction: 2017
  • Representative reception building as central point of contact 
  • Implementation: 2016 - 2020 
  • Rentable space: about 100,000 square meters
  • Workplaces: about 5,500 
  • Structures: 8 office buildings and 3 parking garages
  • Car parking spaces: about 2,600 
  • Bicycle parking spaces: at least 1,300
  • Implementation: 2019 - 2022
  • Rentable space: about 80,000 square meters 
  • Workplaces: about 4,500 
  • Structure: representative reception building with central Siemens reception, four further office buildings, three parking garages
  • Construction method: Largest hybrid wood construction project in Germany (80 percent CO2 savings)
  • Car parking spaces: about 2,300 
  • Bicycle parking spaces: at least 1,000
  • Ground floor is largely available for public use with attractive food and service facilities 


Project milestones

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