MAN - GHH Immobilien

MAN PrimeServ Academy

Training Centre for Engineers and Mechanics of the MAN Group

MAN has the aspiration to offer the same high quality standard to all its customers wherever they are in the world. We can only live up to that self-commitment if we regularly train our people and make them familiar with the latest technical details.
(Dr. Stephan Timmermann, Member of the Executive Board, MAN Diesel & Turbo).

Internal training of its own service engineers and training opportunities for customer employees with the turbo machines of MAN directly at the production site and in attractive rooms is in the focus of a PrimeServ Academy, so also in Oberhausen.


Realise the Objectives of the Master Plan and Secure Options for Extension

Realise the objectives of the master plan and secure options for extension

The site was at the heart of the Oberhausen plant in the immediate proximity of the head office. With a preliminary project, MAN had specified the shape of the building in binding terms as a rectangular hall with a rotunda positioned over a corner. It should become a vis-à-vis to the round building of the head office foyer. The task was to realise this basic shape in architecturally contemporary and functional form and, in addition, to create an option to add a training workshop to it.

Corporate Architecture – Realising Global Standards Locally

A design manual existed for the MAN PrimeServ Academy, which is applied to all building projects and has to be realised architecturally in each and every case. White is the defining colour of the facade at the PrimeServ Academy in Oberhausen. The rotunda and the technically structured plant building are both subject to uniform proportioning. A differentiated shadow effect in the relief of the facade creates a precise and technical expression appropriate to the products from MAN. Inside, the interplay is continued between objective – rectangular – and dynamic – round elements.

  • Project Info

    Client: MAN - GHH Immobilien GmbH

    Location: Oberhausen

    Gross Floor Area (GFA): 2.450 m²

    Team aib: Pieter den Haan und Christof Nellehsen, Gordon Hoffmann, Michael Blank, Manfred Loges, Roland Schmidt, Markus Wessels

    aib Services: General Planning










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