Siemens Campus Erlangen: Catalyst for the Nuremberg metropolitan region
Open section of the city as international model project for innovative construction, digitalization, research and sustainability
Now that construction of the company’s new Reception Building is complete, Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG and Markus Söder, Minister-President of the German State of Bavaria, have visited the building to mark the grand opening of the Siemens Campus Erlangen. As an open section of town on a total of 540,000 square meters in the city of Erlangen, Germany, the campus stands for innovative, sustainable construction and for forming links between new working environments and urban life as well as between digitalization and research. In addition to the distinctive Reception Building, which also accommodates offices for the Siemens Managing Board, the new Laboratory Building was also opened as a central research hub. Now that these buildings have been opened, some 17,000 employees of Siemens and of Siemens Energy will be working on the campus. It is among Siemens’ all-time largest real estate projects worldwide.
“Campus Erlangen will be a catalyst for the entire metropolitan region. At our research laboratory, we’re collaborating with partners on solutions for the energy transition. In this way, we’re supporting our customers on their journey to a more sustainable future,” said CEO Roland Busch. “Siemens is, and will remain, anchored in this region and beyond. We’re investing heavily in our infrastructure and in the people who work for our company.”
Over the past 10 years, Siemens has invested about €1.5 billion in real estate projects in Bavaria – with around €1.2 billion of that sum invested in the Nuremberg metropolitan region.
The grand opening took place at the central Reception Building – the new “face” of Siemens in the Nuremberg metropolitan region – for which construction has just been completed. With its facade made of natural stone from the nearby Altmühl Valley, the building is reminiscent of the company’s Munich headquarters and reflects the regional flair. In addition, the particularly ecofriendly hybrid-timber construction impressively demonstrates that adhering to sustainability principles is already reality in Siemens’ activities today. Numerous innovative technologies also help achieve this sustainability by enabling particularly high resource-efficiency as well as carbon neutrality in operating the entire campus.
In the neighboring Laboratory Building, which has now also been officially opened, researchers and developers from Siemens AG’s Corporate Technology unit and from Siemens Energy will work together closely with university institutes and other external research institutes on new technologies and products. The focus will be on energy topics and decarbonization.