Architectural competition winning entry for an electronics manufacturing plant. This site is conceived as a forest that penetrates, surrounds & steps over the building creating maximum contact with nature – green, breeze, scent, sound, touch.
▽项目夜景 Night Viewing
▽项目夜景 Night Viewing
▽项目夜景 Night Viewing
A canopy supported by a ‘forest’ of columns creates unity to office & courtyard while giving protection from the tropical sun. Office levels give access to roof gardens and staff are encouraged out for breaks, meetings or just contemplation.
▽巨大的顶棚创造了景观与建筑的统一性 A canopy supported by a ‘forest’ of columns creates unity to office & courtyard
▽与森林完美融合的建筑 Buildings blend perfectly with the forest
A green courtyard separates the office & factory with views and access from both. A bridge over the courtyard links the office & production & this circulation route becomes a space for meetings, breaks & lectures.
▽绿意盎然的庭院为工厂与办公空间提供了户外景观 The landscaped courtyard provides an outdoor view of the factory and office space
The factory has views to landscape & the sky condition through full height & clerestory glazing with glazing protected from the sun by free-standing off-form concrete fins and roof louvers. Rainwater cascades from roof spouts - heightening awareness to tropical storms, to storage tanks for landscape irrigation.
▽剖面图：雨水收集系统 Section: Rainwater Spouts
▽屋顶上的鳍状百叶能让雨水流入庭院 Concrete fins and roof louvers leads the rainwater into courtyard
The plant receives natural diffused light across the entire factory floor reducing dependency on artificial lighting that, combined with chilled water floor slab cooling & cutting-edge air-conditioning technology reduces energy consumption to half that of a conventional plant of similar size.
▽通过外部庭院采光的厂房 External courtyards bring light to the workshop
Structure & materials are expressed off-form reinforced concrete and steel structure, glazing and landscape. With this small palette of materials, the building explains to us what it is, what it is made of & how it is put together.
▽钢筋混凝土玻璃的工业美感 The industrial aesthetic of reinforced concrete glass
The approach was to create a stimulating & meaningful working environment for all employees – the forest to be the face of the building & company. Forests, critical for both macro & microclimates are also vital for our psychological well-being.
From project onset, the client wanted an energy efficient and climatically responsive building. The cardinal sustainable design principles were energy efficiency, water efficiency, daylighting and biophilia – the fundamental human need for connection to Nature. The building is designed to shield against the hot & glaring tropical sun, while allowing diffused natural daylight to filter into the building. The office & courtyard are shaded by a louver canopy designed to provide effective solar protection during the hottest part of the day.
▽提供采光并避免日晒的立面 The facade provides light and protects against the sun
The factory skylight design was optimized to achieve an evenly day-lit work environment. The simulations and daylight measurements in operation show that the factory floor achieves an evenly day-lit work environment without glare throughout the year. Dimmable daylight responsive LED lighting and individual task lighting ensures that the required light levels are always obtained.
An innovative radiant floor cooling system works with embedded PEX pipes in the concrete slabs throughout the factory & office. By cooling down the slabs to about 21°C, this structural element of the building doubles up as part of the cooling system. The higher chilled water temperature and the water-borne cooling transport makes the radiant floor slab cooling twice as energy efficient as conventional air-conditioning.
▽混凝土材料的热辐射系统与PEX管一起，为室内降温 Innovative radiant floor cooling system works with embedded are cooling down the interior spaces
Project name:Paramit: Factory in the Forest
Company name:Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd
Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Project location:Penang, Malaysia
Building area (m²): 15000sqm
Architectural Practice: Design Unit Architects Sdn Bhd
Lead Architects: John G N Bulcock RIBA, Ar Chin Kuen Cheng APAM
Environment Consultants: IEN Consultants Sdn Bhd
Client: Paramit Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Engineering & Construction: Web Structures SdnBhd
Mechanical & Electrical Engineer: Perunding Eagles Engineers SdnBhd
Project Management: JLL Sdn Bhd
Main Contractor: South Island Building Sdn Bhd
Photographer: Lin Ho Photography