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.
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.
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.