Trumpf Smart Factory
Lendlease was selected by TRUMPF, a high-technology company offering production solutions in the machine tool, laser and electronics sector, to provide due diligence, consulting and owner's representation services for their new Smart Factory located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Project at a glance
Designed by Barkow-Leibinger of Berlin, Germany, the 57,000 square foot building consists of an expansive demonstration showroom, lobby, auditorium, hospitality space, a three-story multimedia presentation and material storage area as well as office space.
The building's architecture, which gives a nod to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, features clean lines consisting of Corten steel, charred wood and glass curtainwall. The roof was designed to slope continuously from the high point of the technology center to the office area. One of the statement design elements of the project is the custom steel trusses that were manufactured using TRUMPF's machines. A steel and glass catwalk enables visitors to walk through the trusses to get a birds-eye view of the TRUMPF equipment being demonstrated.