Image: RMA Architekten GmbH & Co. KG, Essen

Bahlsen-Werk – Barsinghausen

The modernised Bahlsen factory in Barsinghausen was awarded by the consultancy AT Kearney to the factory of the year 2011.

The ifes GmbH accompanied the planning of the modernisation and expansion of the production area with an optimised energy and climate concept.

In cooperation with the RMA's architects from Essen, an extensive survey and analysis of the structural and technical systems as well as the process operations, carried out a basis for a modification plan for the in 1957 initially launched factory.


The planning of a new energy and ventilation technology for a furthermore energy-efficient production of the high quality Bahlsen products was assured by a thermal building simulation. The comparison of several ventilation systems and the construction physical varieties resulted in the overall conclusion to an ideal solution for the modernisation of the entire manufactory.The planning result is a versatile and logistical equitable factory concept based on space modules.

The specific challenge for the factory planners and the realisation of planned innovations dur-ing a running production, could be obtained by the use of simulations.


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