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Key Production Buildings + Industrial Developments around the World

Architecture of Factories

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Factory Architecture. We aim to include Factory buildings / projects that are of top quality. We cover completed Factory Buildings, new building designs and architectural exhibitions on factories. The focus is on contemporary buildings.

Factory Building – Latest Designs

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Persian Factory, Iran
Design: Hooba Design Group
Factory Building Iran
image from architect

Factory Building Iran – 8 Apr 2013
In order to achieve the goal the volume design concept, including all components of the factory such as the enclosure wall, the security building, the official building, the presentation part, the manufacture building and the landscape of the project. In order to achieve an integrated organization, we used a spatial diagram, which defined both the inside and outside of the project simultaneously. This diagram is influenced by the building’s site, and also the existing status of building and additional sections.

PJ Carroll’s Factory Dundalk, Ireland
Design: Scott Tallon Walker Architects
PJ Carrolls Factory Building
photo : Paul Tierney

PJ Carroll’s Factory Building – 2 Jul 2012
RIBA Award Winner 2012
It is not often that a firm gets a chance do a makeover of one of their masterpieces. This is a project that has rescued an important example of mid-century modernism and answers questions about how best and most economically we can re-use under-performing and outmoded structures, rather than building from scratch.

Nestle Factory, Brazil
Design: METRO Arquitetos
Nestle Factory Building Brazil
photo : Leonardo Finotti

Nestle Factory Building
The main intention of the design for Nestle factory building visiting areas was to create a landmark in the generic landscape of the highway that connects São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, revealing the existence of a public and accessible space.

Software & Biotechnology Plant, Spain
2009
COLL-BARREU ARQUITECTOS
Spanish Industrial Building
photo : Aleix Bagué

Software & Biotechnology Plant, Bilbao
New building, Software and Biotechnology plant in Parque Tecnológico of Derio, Bilbao, Spain. This is an industrial complex, close to Bilbao, done as a result of two idea competitions.
The Technology Park is a center of high technology industries turns 25 in 2010. For guidelines last phase of industrial growth decided to build two new buildings for research and production, respectively, computing and biotechnology. Both of them should work in complete independence, although the plan was considered in a unified way.
The model submitted to the competition proposed -with cedar, ebony and lemongrass- two soft insertions, no rough edges, lacking rotunda geometry -they are not circles or ellipses, or ovals-, whose perimeters should not be crossed even for access.

Ipekyol Textile Factory, Edirne, Turkey
2008
Emre Arolat Architects
Turkish Textile Factory Building
picture from architect

Turkish Textile Factory Building
Shortlisted in 2010 Aga Khan Awards for Architecture.
For the design of the this textile factory building, effective inputs were the technical descriptions of the cyclic relations of these types of productions, the limited size of the area, and the constraints of service and main road connection possibilities and those of the local production techniques.
The administrative section, which commonly is visually detached from the production building through the use of different surface languages, due to the conventional approach to such facilities, was more directly associated with production in this project and thus, instead of different buildings a large mass took shape.

Poruwadanda Wooden Toy Factory, Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
Poruwadanda Toy Factory Building
photograph : Waruna Gomis
Wooden Toy Factory Building
The project was to build a Wooden Toy Factory on an abandoned Rubber estate, by a joint venture between a Norwegian investor and a Sri Lankan partner, with the toy products expected to be exported to the Nordic and Scandinavian Countries. Norwegian client was to close down his wooden toy manufacturing facility in Czechoslovakia due to high labor cost in Europe and relocate the machinery and equipment to Sri Lanka, taking advantage of the tax concessions and investment incentives provided by the Sri Lankan Board of Investment, and Sri Lankan competitive labor market.

RPL Factory – Canteen Recreaton and Rest Room Building, Sri Lanka
Architects: Chinthaka Wickramage Associates
RPL Factory Building
photograph : Waruna Gomis
RPL Factory Building
This project was to design a Canteen, Recreation and Restroom building for Royal Porcelain Factory in Horana in a newly acquired six (06) perch block of land adjoining the Factory Premises. The Building was designed capturing the architectural idiom of the Factory building itself with a monitor roof in the centre. Due to space constraints the building was to be two leveled. The resultant section designed with a monitor roof in the centre enabled the restrooms and recreation room to be located in the mezzanine level overlooking partly double height canteen area.

Factory Architecture

Major Factory Buildings, alphabetical:

AEG Turbine factory, Berlin, Germany
1908
Peter Behrens, Architect
Berlin Turbine building
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

Berlin Turbine building
Bang & Olufsen, Denmark
2007
KHR Architects
Bang & Olufsen
picture from architect

Bang & Olufsen
BMW Welt – Event and Delivery Center
2007
Coop Himmelb(l)au
BMW Welt
picture from Ketchum

BMW Welt
CHILEXPRESS buildings, Chile
2008
Guillermo Hevia Arq. U. de Chile
Chilexpress building
photo : Cristián Barahona

Chilexpress building
Cristalchile Glass Bottling Plant, Chile
2006
Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Cristalchile Plant
photograph : Guy Wenborne

Cristalchile
Derco Distribution Centre, Chile
2006
Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Derco building
photograph : Guy Wenborne

Derco building
Die Gläserne Manufaktur, Germany
2001
Henn Architekten
Dresden Volkswagen building
photo : H.G.Esch

Dresden Volkswagen building, Dresden
Farmacias Ahumada Centre, Chile

Guillermo Hevia H Architects
Farmacias Ahumada
image : Juan Purcell

Farmacias Ahumada
Fiberline Building, Fyn, Denmark
2008
KHR Architects
Fiberline Building
picture from architect

Fiberline Building
Finanical Times Building, London, UK
1988
Grimshaws
FT London Factory
photo © Isabelle Lomholt

FT London
GFC Building, Coswig near Dresden
2009
wurm + wurm architekten
GFC Coswig
photo : Ester Havlova

GFC Coswig Building
Hoover Factory & Office Building, England
1932
Wallis, Gilbert and Partners
Hoover Factory
photo © Nick Weall

Hoover Factory, Middlesex
Paykar bonyan panel factory, Iran
2008
ARAD
Iranian factory
picture from architect

Iranian factory
Workshop building, Schoten, Belgium
2006
Loos Architects
Belgian Workshop building
image from architect

Schoten workshop, nr Antwerp

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Production Developments – No Images

Aplix factory building, Le Cellier, Nantes, France
2000
Dominique Perrault Architectes

Cardboard factory, Fors, Dalecarlia, Sweden
1952
Ralph Erskine

Diestre Transformer Factory, Valencia, Spain
1968
Rafael Moneo Architects

Fiat factory, Turin, Italy
1923
G.Matté Trucco

Ricola Factory Addition, Laufen, Switzerland
1989-91
Herzog de Meuron Architects

Turun Sanomat, Turku, Finland
1929
Alvar Aalto Architect

Production Buildings

Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
photo © Nick Weall

Harlequin 1 BSkyB Production Facility, London, UK
Arup Associates

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