BMW, AG Leipzig, Germany


Programming & Schematic Design of New Assembly Plant


  • CDG Role: Architect / Programming / Masterplanning
  • Year Completed: 2000
  • Project Size: 3M SF
  • Project Cost: $300M

Context Design Group’s Key Personnel were asked to provide Programming, Schematic Design & Site Master Planning Services for a New Assembly Plant for BMW, AG in Leipzig, Germany.  Our team members were selected due to their key roles and involvement with the programming and architectural design of Plant 10.1 in Greenville/Spartanburg South Carolina (GSP).

The primary goal of this project was to use our programming and schematic design process as a tool to blend, ideas concepts and lessons learned from the GSP project with planning and design of the New facility in the former East German area of Leipzig.

Context Design Group’s Key Personnel traveled to Munich, Germany to work directly with BMW Staff to provide these services.  Our primary objective was to focus on overall flow and efficiency in layout between the primary process functions (Stamping, Body, Paint, Assembly, and Engines/Castings).  The Leipzig Masterplan is designed to accommodate phased growth up to approximately 3 Million SF.

The programming sessions and resulting deliverables were presented in both German and English to more efficiently document all vital information uncovered during the programming effort and to achieve consensus with all stakeholders in the programming / Schematic Design effort.


This Project was completed as an OA/FMP project.