Research & Design Center

Can we part from the concept of “factory” and redefine it as a dynamic environment area?

Workplace
In large industry structures, the construction of the industrial building is based on logistic, distribution and volumetric requirements that are determined by the production.

It is one of the few building types whose value is measured more in terms of equipment assets than how it performs as social infrastructure.

Nowadays, the global competition has made the industrial building necessary to mark a visible difference from the competition. Since communication become much more importance than in the past when it comes to show the success or failure of a certain consumer commodity, the places and methods of production have become part of the circuit of the quality perceived by the users, thus contributing to orient the choices of the consumers.

In this case, the development of a research and design center in Hebei Province brings the issues of the creation of corporate philosophy, how to contributes to creativity process, and the design of the workers’ working and living conditions. We designed eleven different buildings surrounded by an urban garden. This open space will have different activities areas with different densities: from a pure forest, to bicycle lines, and water canals.

Along with design, engineer, test, assemble, construct, advertise and exhibit, it would perhaps be more appropriate to speak of industrial multi-functional “campuses” that represent the essence and substance of a company as a human body.

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研发中心

我们可否打破“工厂”定义束缚,重新塑造一个充满活力的园区?

在大型厂房的结构中,工业建筑是基于生产对物流,配送和体量的要求而决定的。

这是建筑类型中为数不多以其设备资产多过以其作为社会基础设施来衡量其价值的。

如今,全球竞争使得工业建筑在竞争中有必要表现出其显著的区别。由于沟通与以往相比越发显得重要,有时甚至预示着某种商品的成败, 生产的场地和方法已经成为用户感知的一部分,从而有利于引导消费者的选择。

从某种意义上来说,在河北省设立的研发中心传达了企业的理念:推动创造力,重视员工的和他们的工作和生活条件。
我们设计了十一种不同的建筑造型,它们共同创造了一个由城市花园环抱着的家具设计和生产综合体。这里的开放空间有了不同的活动和密度:从纯粹的树林、自行车道和水渠。伴随着设计、工程、测试、组装、制造、推广和展示,更正确的说这里是个有着多功能区域、富含“肌理” 的产业园区。

Location: Yutian, China
Year: 2013
Type: Commission
Status: Proposal
Client: Idealsun Design & Construction Co., Ltd
Program: 117,500 m2
Budget: Undisclosed
Service: Masterplan
Sector: Workplace
Architects: Latitude Architectural Group
Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
Project Manager: Lihui Sim
Team (A~Z): Jorge Cortes de Castro, Wang Heyi, Carrie Xun, Lin Yiye
Online featurings:
AAECafe, 2013.06.07
Archdaily,2013.06.04
Maitu, 2013.06.03
WAN, 2013.05.30