The project focuses on harmoniously combining the “agricultural past” and “industrial present”. At its core, the proposal brings back a green identity to the city in the context of a new vision of the masterplan for several factories. The first building of this master plan is based on the hypothesis that the factory building can be more compact than its current typology, and benefit from more permeable massing and breathable surfaces, more gardens, efficient energy usage of equipment and ventilation systems, and a better indoor and outdoor work environment at an affordable cost.
Project Status: Under construction since April 2023.
The jury appreciated the project’s groundbreaking proposition of an environmentally-responsive industrial typology, underpinned by a significant commitment to efficient production methods. Notably, the jury acknowledged the project's commendable initiative in repurposing abandoned industrial sites and reimagining their spatial use program. Given the contemporary context, the project’s emphasis on the human element within the design was deemed of great importance. Specifically, the project takes into account the importance of user needs within industrial sites and their wider societal impact as places of labor.
The jury further appreciated the project's responsiveness to pressing issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic, and the associated environmental consequences like pollution and degradation. The project’s innovative approach in proposing a master plan that harmonizes “Agricultural” and “Industry” aspects into a cohesive and sustainable factory model was particularly applauded. This approach not only presents a new and forward-thinking perspective on industrial design but also addresses vital socio-environmental concerns, marking a significant stride towards a more resilient and harmonious industrial landscape.