Vietnamese KatzdenArchitec factory
委托方：KatzdenArchitec Vietnam co., ltd
建筑公司：Daiwa House Vietnam co., ltd
这是由NISHIZAWAARCHITECTS设计的KatzdenArchitec工厂。该项目位于越南平阳省Binh Duong新工业区核心区，该工厂曾以其“简单而令人印象深刻”的特点成为该园区的标志性建筑与形象代表。客户是钢铁制造公司，以楼梯、扶手、自行车停放架等建筑产品为主。尽管工厂多以纯粹的盒子形象对外，以展示其高效与灵活的特点，但在这个项目中，建筑师强烈要求设计一个美观而实用的工厂，同时满足有限的预算，提供一个适合热带气候活动的全新的工作环境。 译者：筑龙网艾比 Located in the heart of a new industrial park in Binh Duong, the factory was considered to be an iconic construction which is “simple but must-be-impressive” enough to be the face of this park. The client is a steel manufacturing company with the architectural products including staircases, handrails, bicycle stands,... Although factories are usually figured by purely pragmatic boxes for its efficiency and flexibility, we were strongly asked to design this factory to be an aesthetic object while functionality means everything with a limited budget but on the other hand, could offer a fresh working environment for human activities in a tropical climate. Initially, to meet the demand of the standard budget for normal built-in factories, cubic simple form with 8m-span grid system was chosen as the dominant mass so as to match the neighborhood while reducing the expenditures. Using bricks for the exterior of the building would provide the opportunities to let the building itself work as a landmark with natural clay color contrast to the unobstructed neighborhood. Old bricks were collected from abandoned colonial buildings in the Mekong Delta area and recycled for the exterior layer. In order to decrease the weightiness of the massive brick cube as well as provide the air ventilation for the whole building, an enormous roof made by galvanized corrugated metal is lifted up with 3-meter-cantilivered-canopy in order to protect the indoor working areas from harsh sunlight, gusts and squalls. Right at the centerof this man-made construction, 16m x 16m open-air garden celebrates a serene fragment of the tropical garden and refreshes the working spaces with the natural elements. When all the rotating doors are opened, the air flows could go through and refresh the environment inside the building. The courtyard itself, along with the water feature could functionally build up its own tropical diverse ecology with sensual connection to changing light and seasonal qualitative. The landscape concept that we mostly desire for approach should provide as much as possible the tropical scenario for the factory. By that meaning, many kinds of tropical plants and fruit plants were installed such as Papayas, Bananas, Tamarinds, Malpighi glabras, Coconut trees, and especially dragon fruit ones which could be considered as one of our first-time attempt. We were inspired by the image of a field with countless rows of poles covered by dragon fruits triangular stems, which would be considered as common sceneries in the middle Vietnam. The in-order pole system made by old bricks intentionally becomes the important landscape element, and tightly connects with the architecture itself.The design, which could preserve a large amount of greenery in order to serves as a “working environment closed to nature” for the employees as well as interacts the landscape and the building itself, could obtain the new tropical approach of designing factory.