Factory of Electrical Assembly

Photos by Roland Halbe
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
Roland Halbe

The project for this Factory of Electrical Assembly transforms the industrial landscape of Don Benito, overcoming its anodyne context through the use of three strategies that build up a new lexicon:
Embracing Floor Plan. As opposed to the traditional type of industrial building plus esplanade in the front, the building occupies the whole square plot, liberating a courtyard inside whose dimension is determined by the maneuvering radius -15m- of trailer trucks. Inside, the ring circulation path creates a sequence of linked spaces that enable users to walk the building in a continuous way.

José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
Roland Halbe

Displaced Geometries. The displacement of the position of the courtyard -30x30m- from the center of the square plot -45x45m- generates two different bay widths: 6m, for administration and office spaces; 9m, for industrial premises. Vertically, the extrusion of four 10m-high volumes that rotate at right angles helps create a sequence of industrial crenels that house a sequence of mezzanines and clear spaces, addressing the functional demands of the building.

José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
Roland Halbe

Industrial Vernacularism. The structure, a lightweight metal frame, is covered with corrugated steel sheets as a refined reference to the local context. The intensive usage of the same material both for the interior and the exterior of the building creates a jazzy combination of brightness and contrast. Though mainly characterized as a hermetic volume, the ingenious resolution of all openings -doors and windows- as displaced rectangular cuts, addresses the sunlight control through the perforation of the sheet panels and distorts the scale of construction, exhibiting a well-balanced use of resources in the execution of all details.

José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
Roland Halbe

José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
José María Sánchez García, Roland Halbe · Factory of Electrical Assembly
José María Sánchez García
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