“A convincing scientific methodology leading to a well-functioning and aesthetically compelling architecture”
Project description by jury
The proposal shows a new Airbus factory building design which combines technical manufacturing constraints with environmental, functional and economic aspects. Supported by a data-driven approach, the project adopts a generative design process that enables the evaluation of trade-offs between a wide range of design possibilities, with the objective of optimizing environmental sustainability, working conditions and the well-being of occupants and financial resources. Out of the generated design scenarios, the architects ultimately opted for a V-shaped building where windows and skylights are strategically placed to enhance indoor comfort for the employees while reducing energy consumption.