Building project for sustainable stables

New construction of a future-oriented and sustainable animal husbandry facility for pigs with environmentally friendly electricity production

The challenge in planning the new type of pig fattening barn was especially to develop an appealing architecture for the multiple uses. It is important to adapt the overall facility on the property to the prevailing slope and still ensure that the complex integrates into the already existing farm image.

For the sustainability of the project, the planned photovoltaic system also had to be accommodated, which also affected the orientation of the fattening house. In addition, the total number of animals was to be divided into four housing units. However, these barn units need spatial connections for housing and unhousing.

Straw management requires that a storage facility be created. Furthermore, the straw is to be mechanised and transported to the individual stables via conveyor belts and straw robots. Therefore, in addition to the four stables, a fifth complex in the same style is being built here - the straw storage hall.

In order to ensure that other required ancillary rooms do not appear separately as buildings , the hall was supplemented with the ancillary rooms for fodder storage as well as the changing rooms, sanitary facilities and recreation rooms for the staff.

Of course, this modern way of keeping stables also requires technology. A lot of technology. And this building technology, especially ventilation and air filter technology, should of course be as invisible as possible in its entirety through the architectural implementation.

In order to finally implement the sustainable utilisation of the manure produced, a 99kW biogas plant is being built in the form of a farm power plant. This plant is operated exclusively with liquid manure and dung, which in turn produces electricity and waste heat. 

Some of the electricity generated is then later stored in a high-voltage storage unit and used for ongoing operations. The resulting substrate from the biogas plant is spread again on the farmland as valuable fertiliser.

Follow our building project from start to finish

October '19
First talks
An idea arises

Initial discussions on the idea of the project have taken place.

March '20
Stable planning begins
Let's get started - the project

After project presentations and talks with partners such as Bröring, the concrete planning for the stable construction begins.

April '20
First plans for biogas and PV plant
Ready to go - biogas and PV

We start planning the construction of the biogas plant and the PV system. In addition, first ideas for electricity storage are collected.

The building application
Submission of the building application to the district of Diepholz

After a long preparation, we submit the building application. Now we have to wait.

September '21 - Novmber '21
It becomes concrete
Archaeological propection / excavations
The building permit
Granting of the building permit

We are delighted to learn that the building application has been approved. The ground-breaking ceremony is planned.

The groundbreaking
First earthworks begin

We get started straight away. Creating a construction road and removing the topsoil are the first tasks. 

First half of March '22
Measurements and excavation begin
Measuring of the stable buildings and the central aisle, excavations begin

The measurements of the barn buildings and the central corridor are in progress. In the course of March, excavations for tanks and filter buildings will be carried out. 

Second half of March '22
Construction cranes and the beginning of the construction of the biogas plant
The construction cranes are up - it can start

On 30 March, the construction of the biogas plant begins. At the same time, the material is delivered on time.

Start of the first concrete works
Concrete is needed for the first container

The first container, the final storage facility for the biogas plant, is built.