Electrical assembly industry

Electrical assembly industry

Architect
Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia
Location
C. Carpinteros, 23, 06400 Don Benito, Badajoz, Spain | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Factories
Roland Halbe

Electrical assembly industry

Jose Maria Sanchez Garcia as Architects

This project works with the landscape surrounding Don Benito by looking beyond its innocuous context. Instead of a conventional industrial warehouse and an open esplanade, the building occupies the whole site with a private inner manoeuvre area whose dimensions are dictated by the turning radius of big lorries.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

Inside, the ringshaped circulation generates a sequence of concatenated spaces that allow the whole building to be traversed. The courtyard is shifted off-centre from the big square to generate two bay widths: one measuring 6 metres for the administration and offices, and another measuring 9 metres for the industrial zones.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

In section, the extrusion of four 10 m tall volumes generates industrial ‘battlements’ that contain a sequence of full height and mezzanine spaces.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

A striking variation of brightness and contrasts is created by cladding the metal frame structure with microcorrugated galvanized steel sheeting, a clear reference to the local context. This also allows the interior and the exterior of the building to be defined with a single material.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

Despite the building’s hermetic external aspect, abstract and rectangular offset cuts with perforations in the sheeting material provide controlled sun-lighting and at the same time blurr the building’s scale.

photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe
photo_credit Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe
Roland Halbe

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