There is today an enormous potential in the re-scripting of grand industrial spaces, survivors from an epoch that had less trouble expressing itself and its mechanical or technical potency than our current mean and exploitative ‘global shopping-centre-culture’. One thinks of São Paulo’s Fábrica da Pompéia by Lina Bo Bardi, London’s Tate Bankside, or the Zollverein Coal Mine in Essen, Germany.
First prize in the IX Tarragona Architectural Exhibition, 2015 – Biennal Alejandro de la Sota.Located in Campclar neighborhood, the new centre for food distribution was designed and built in only three months on very low economic resources, with 120 volunteers completing the build on the final morning. The centre is organized into three spaces: a storage room, a service space, and a distribution zone. Users are given a number of points depending on their personal situation, and walk through a trail where they choose the food they need the most.
Petzl America just completed their new North American Headquarters in Utah, which is on track for LEED platinum certification. Petzl’s business is based on verticality and light, and the building is a metaphor for these concepts. The overall design incorporates a long list of sustainable features including a roof mounted photo voltaic array, natural daylight throughout all areas of the building including the distribution warehouse, bioswales on site to capture the rain water from the roof and re-charge the ground water, a plug-in for electric cars, recycled materials and products purchased within a 500 mile radius of the building’s geographical location.
The building is located in Tordera outskirts, in the old “Fibracolor” industrial area, where a warehouses mosaic currently configures the Massimo Dutti’s Logistic Platform of global distribution and some other brands of Inditex Group.Large work centers have historically generated a mobility problem that has been fixed with outskirt (and low-cost) land use, creating landscapes where parked vehicle have a key role. The typological solution generated for this project consists of a palafitte building which releases most of its ground floor to allocate the space for the parking of vehicles, maximizing land profit and creating a better accessibility model.
Built in the city of Limeira, this is the largest distribution center of Mahle automotive products in Brazil.With an area of 35 thousand square meters, the center houses offices, auditoriums and facilities for the development of its program.
I AM RECYCLED consists on the refurbishment of an industrial building sector in Arrasate (Basque Country, Spain). The building, constructed in 1928, was a part of ASAM steel industry. Thanks to this renewal the structure will extenditslifespan to be used as a recycling center, reuse workshop and second hand proucts sale, 2.568 square meters managed by Grupo Emaús Bidasoa.
The Chateau Gardens complex of the Kroměříž Chateau is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage register. Its nursery is located in the southwestern portion of the gardens, in place of the crumbling structures from the 1970s.The new complex of facilities for the gardens’ operations and storage replaces the former, structurally unsound buildings. The dimensions of the newly-designed structures are smaller than those of the former operational facilities of the nursery. As a part of the completed project, this freed space will be restored and incorporated into the visitor’s area of the garden.
The factory Tajfun is located in Planina near Sevnica in the heart of the Kozjak mountains. Tajfun is one of the largest manufacturers of forestry equipment (winches and wood splitters) in the world.The factory has expanded its premises with an assembly and storage facility.
The site is a light industrial office park of conventional box buildings primarily from the 1960s and 1970s located in Topeka, Kansas. Cox Communications Distribution Center is the first building within the park to be renovated, as the owner has decided to revamp the entire park over the next several years. With a limited budget, the architects of el dorado were asked to create an innovative, yet simple tone for future development.Follow the break for more photographs and drawings of the new Cox Communications Distribution Center.
The new logistics centre, located on the E45 motorway at Haderslev, supplies all of the clothing company Bestseller’s boutiques, right across Europe.