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Design and build contract: “Project House for Future Technologies” finished

Press release   •   Jun 15, 2021 09:49 CEST

In its capacity as general contractor, ZÜBLIN designed and built four symmetrically arranged U-shaped buildings at IN-Campus, together forming the Project House. (Copyright: Ed. Züblin AG, photographer: Marcus Buck)
  • First building block of IN-Campus technology park completed in Ingolstadt
  • BIM 5D® in bid planning and realisation
  • Design-and-build project

The new IN-Campus technology park in Ingolstadt continues to take shape with the completion of the four separate buildings comprising the so-called Project House. ZÜBLIN had been commissioned by IN-Campus GmbH, a joint venture between the city of Ingolstadt and AUDI AG, to carry out the turnkey construction of the building ensemble and later took over the tenant fitout work as well. The first of the four new buildings was ready for occupancy at the end of 2020, and several tenant fitouts are currently underway.

The Project House consists of four modular buildings with one basement level, one mezzanine and up to five floors each and offers around 1,400 office workplaces, workshops, conference zones and a restaurant.

Design-and-build: everything from a single source
The Project House is all about researching and developing ideas for the future of the automotive industry, such as self-driving cars. But even before construction got started, forward-looking construction industry processes were already being applied to the initial design, with ZÜBLIN opting for the model-based realisation using BIM 5D® for the design-and-build contract right from the start. All plans were coordinated in the model and checked for possible conflicts as early as the detailed design stage. During actual construction, the ready-mix concrete was ordered through the model, and other important components such as the façade elements were displayed and tracked in the digital twin via BIM 5D®.

ZÜBLIN’s services for the Project House went far beyond the actual construction: In 2016, a planning team consisting of ZÜBLIN, Deerns (technical building equipment), Kienleplan (outdoor facilities) and vielmo Architekten won the design-and-build competition organised by IN-Campus GmbH.

Ludger Koch, technical manager of ZÜBLIN Subdivision Bavaria: “Design and construction are increasingly interlinked. And with good reason: all project participants contributed their expertise for the Project House as early as the planning phase. In this way, we identified opportunities – as well as risks – very early on and aligned the designs accordingly.”

The project team received significant support during acquisition, design and construction from Zentrale Technik (ZT), the corporate competence centre that pools the technical expertise of the STRABAG/ZÜBLIN Group.

Environmental technology teams from STRABAG Group clean up IN-Campus site
The technology park is being built on an approximately 75-hectare site that had been used by the petroleum industry for decades. This required the extensive clean-up of soils and groundwater. IN-Campus GmbH commissioned a consortium consisting of Züblin Umwelttechnik GmbH, STRABAG Umwelttechnik GmbH and the Geiger Group to carry out this demanding work on Site 2 and Site 3. In addition to the use of innovative air sparging and high-performance soil excavation in honeycomb shoring, soils contaminated with PFCs were cleaned using a specially designed soil washing plant for the first time ever. Following successful remediation, the 20-hectare Site 2 was handed over to the client on schedule in the fall of 2020. All remediation work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.

More information about IN-Campus and the Project House for Future Technologies:

Stuttgart-based Ed. Züblin AG, with more than 13,000 employees and an annual output of around € 4 billion, is one of Germany’s largest construction companies. Since its foundation in 1898, ZÜBLIN has been successfully realising challenging construction projects in Germany and abroad and today is the STRABAG Group’s leading brand for building construction and civil engineering. The company’s range of services covers all construction-related tasks – from complex turnkey construction, civil engineering and tunnelling to construction logistics, structural maintenance, ground engineering and timber or steel construction. In recent years, ZÜBLIN has been promoting the topics of digitalisation, LEAN.Construction and sustainability and – supported by the many years of experience of its Zentrale Technik competence centre – is also increasingly offering integrated design and construction from a single source as a general planner. When it comes to partnering, ZÜBLIN has set new standards with its teamconcept partnering model, which has proven its worth on the market for more than 25 years. Current construction projects of the company, a subsidiary of globally operating STRABAG SE, include the EDGE East Side Berlin high-rise project, the Rinsdorf and Rälsbach viaducts on the A45 motorway and the Boyneburg Tunnel on the A44. More information is available at