MAN Diesel & Turbo
Expanding Capacity During Operation
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE builds a new paint shop at
its Augsburg site. The production capacity of large
engines for marine and power plant applications is
being greatly expanded. The construction work was
carried out during operation and disruption to the
transport routes of the large engines to the testing
field and to other functions was not permitted.
Clear Lines in Corporate Design
The structure is a rectangle with a height of 13
metres in which the spraying functions are centralised. The compact building stands where an old warehouse building used to be and the densification creates new manoeuvring areas which are urgently needed.
The 1.200 m² large spraying plant accommodates
the three spraying booths required according
to the room-in-room principle. The south side of the building comprises a 3-storey interior structure with storage spaces, common rooms and offices. The rooms are situated above the spraying halls adjacent to open galleries. The carefully detailed steel shaft façade is transected by a vertical row of windows between the interior structure and the spraying hall. This creates a clear division of the functions and allows a view to the works yard from the galleries of the front section. The gates to the spraying cabins offer a colour contrast to the silver façade with their charcoal-grey frames. All the gates provide generous lighting to the hall due to their transparency.
Painting, Packing and Despatching
The three booths are equipped with gantry
cranes so that the components due to be
painted can be moved. After painting, the
components are conserved, packed and
By building a new painting centre the decentralised
painting sites can be concentrated
and brought in line with state-of-the-art
technology. Water treatment, re-use and working
areas in accordance with the German
Water Management Act (WHG) ensure a
pioneering production system.
Large engines can be cleaned, painted and
dried in two booths. The third facility is
designated for turbochargers and mounting
parts. This facility consists of one paint booth
and a dryer that follows.
The paint shop is situated within the dense
urban tissue of the MAN plant site and
replaces another building.
The open galleries that give acces to offices and lockerrooms allow for a view on the courtyard and the adjacent historical MAN buildings.
Client: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
Gross Floor Area (GFA): 2,180 m²
Costs: 2.36 million EUR
Team aib: Pieter F. den Haan, Stefanie Marquardt, Roland Schmidt, Karsten Schulte, Christian Bergmann, Eveline Clemens-Wigger
aib Services: General planning
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