The topic is draw a new scheme for a logistic center.
The idea is to move from a standard horizontal layout to a new vertical layout.
This means create a tall attractive landmark for the surrounding areas and reduce the footprint in the landscape to preserve the all round nature.
This landmark, a sort of visionary architecture, is a four divided tall building that works to emphasize and to inspire a new cityscape into a presently unattractive industrial area made of lying low sheds.
According to the brief document, the purpose is to densify all the logistics areas, so the concept is to design a four level and 60 meters high building to avoid sprawl all around.
Also the outdoor car parking is located into a dense drawing area also for not having problems to the future expansion of the building modules.
The scheme considers a comprehensive solution with a variable numbers of storage modules (from 4 to 8) linked by a central handling spine to connect all the activities.
Three “service boxes” with double elevators between two modules allow to move all the goods from the ground level to the higher levels.
The “service boxes” also contain staff stairs and lifts, all staff support spaces and the main parts of the technical plants.
A double loading bay beneath each module allow to park into two truck each (4 loading bay/8 trucks parked).
The possibility to build from two (or four) up to eight modules in the area ensures a great level of flexibility and fast changing to all the system.
At last, an head building that contains offices, main lobby and welcome areas for visitors, is located at the end of the handling spine, close to the drop off area.