L'usine Fagus de Walter Gropius et Adolf Meyer, bâtie en 1911 à Alfeld an der Leone, est considéré comme l'antithèse concrète du caractère monumental des usines de Peter Behring. Gropius a éludé toute référence.
Peter Behrens, Turbine Factory, 1909-10. Behrens saw the Turbine Factory as a symbol of modernism, and its attributes of speed, noise and power. He wanted to make the interior and exterior as simple as possible, and in collaboration with the engineers chose to use fewer, but more massive girder frames than was commonly employed in such a large building.