Steel constructions are almost finished at Aesculap's Innovation Factoy (Picture: Wilford Schupp Architekten)

Construction of “Innovation Factory” makes progress


The construction of Aesculap's "Innovation Factory" in Tuttlingen proceeds rapidly. On the construction site, where works began in March, the steel carcass has now been erected. This structure is designed to withstand enormous loads. The building will have two storeys, and as a result, will take up less building ground than ordinary factories. Steel girders are also designed to meet higher load requirements.


Following the steel construction, the building shell will be completed with the façade and roof construction. After its completion in 2014, the factory will provide 14.200 sqm of production spaces and 4.250 sqm of office spaces. Up to 600 people will work there, producing containers and engines for the manufacturer of medical technology.


The title "Innovation Factory" refers not only to the goods that are due to be produced there, but also to the building's design, which lives up to the newest standards of energy efficiency. Special features will be: low overall energy consumption through use of energy-efficient heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration; a combined heat and power system (CHP); as well as an advanced integrated energy concept. These features pose demanding tasks to the architects and engineering specialists, but will ultimately pay off for both Aesculap and the environment. After completion the building will be certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB).


Read more about the Aesculap Innovation Factory.