It is very valuable to what extent humanity and civilization have succeeded in creating beautiful structures of industrial architecture and industrial interior design, all of which reflect their individual style and the inspiration of the architect behind them.
Industrial architecture is an area that has also evolved to combine functionality and design, revealing impressive constructions worthy of admiration and recognition.
Buildings from around the world that not only focused on the main objective of housing a production line also attracted attention due to their design.
Since then, and to this day, true works of art have been created by exceptional industrial architects.
Industrial Architecture’s Best-Known Beacon Review is a study that dares the imagination to go wild while productivity, culture, and the environment can influence the final designs.
Examples of modern industrial architecture
- Inotera headquarters & production facility of tec Design Studio
- Kangan Batman Institute of Lyon
- Helicopter construction by Stephane Maupin & Nicolas Hugon
- Bio mass power plant from Matteo Thun & Partners
- Massimo Mariani’s cable industry
- Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer by Christian de Portzamparc
- Campo Viejo winery by Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos
- Chayi Industrial Innovation Center by Bio-Architektur Formosana
- Cloudy Bay Winery by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects + Paul Rolfe Architects
- Roshen confectionery factory by Yunakov Architects
- Gas compressor station by CF Møller Architects
- GH Genhelix biopharmaceutical facilities from estudioSIC
- Panorama glacier water bottling plant
- La Face Cachée de La Pomme by Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet and Associés Architectes
- Metalsa by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
- Oloron Saint Marie Multimedia Center by Pascale Guédot + Michel Corajoud
- Production hall in Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
- Urban Solid Waste Collection Central by Vaillo + Irigaray
- Water treatment system from AWP
- Wilo by Benthem Crouwel Architects
- Extension of the Zahner factory by Crawford Architects
Let’s take a closer look at them now.
Inotera headquarters & production facility of tec Design Studio
The all-glass facade typical of standard office buildings is reinterpreted in the light of the Taiwanese tradition of tiling. Technology is therefore researched to emulate cultural values and environmental issues in a contemporary context.
Kangan Batman Institute of Lyon
The new Automotive Center of Excellence (ACE) in Melbourne’s Docklands offers a dedicated training and presentation facility for the Australian automotive and automotive industries. It consists of workshop rooms with high bay windows, specialized work rooms, classrooms and offices.
Helicopter construction by Stephane Maupin & Nicolas Hugon
The building is located on the outskirts of the Parisian city at Porte de la Villette, an area in which the urban fabric is dissolving into heterogeneous industrial infrastructures.
Surrounded by the Paris Ringstrasse, train tracks, factories and social housing, we were inspired by the brutality of this collage, in which concrete columns collide with raw metal, gravel collides with loud train noises … a mineral and raw atmosphere.
Bio mass power plant from Matteo Thun & Partners
The Schilling power plant, together with the nearby sawmill, transforms the wood burning cycle into something really virtuous: waste products from the sawmill in the form of bark and wood chips are turned into combustible biomass, which the power plant supplies. The power plant in turn generates energy in the form of heat to meet the sawmill’s energy needs. That closes the circle, and that alone would be enough.
Massimo Mariani’s cable industry
The building is on the outskirts of the city of Empoli and is the headquarters of Cabel (a company that deals with computer systems for banks). It covers an area of approximately 4,500 square meters and is part of the local industrial area.
Chateau Cheval Blanc Winer by Christian de Portzamparc
In this vineyard that has been shaped by man over the centuries, the architect envisioned a winery shaped like a lookout point that protrudes from the castle and opens out into the beautiful landscape.
Based on discussions with the director of the castle, Pierre Lurton, who has extensive experience in making wine in concrete containers and is highly valued at Cheval Blanc, the architect designed a curved container in the shape of a tasting glass to optimize the oxygen supply.
Campo Viejo winery by Ignacio Quemada Arquitectos
The Campo Viejo winery is located on a plateau in the Ebro Valley, the Rad de Santa Cruz, which is covered by 37 hectares of hilly vineyards with wonderful views in all directions.
Chayi Industrial Innovation Center by Bio-Architektur Formosana
The location is in a subtropical climatic zone, which is characterized by hot and humid weather. Accordingly, the strategy of this project emphasizes the use of natural resources under these climatic conditions. The methods used include solar energy, reuse of rainwater and a mechanism for cooling the outside temperature by adjusting the microclimate.
Cloudy Bay Winery by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects + Paul Rolfe Architects
Cloudy Bay Shack creates the link between the image on the wine label and the direct experience of the vineyard. They sculpted the building to give a glimpse of the Richmond Ranges along the vineyards, the silhouette of which adorns each bottle.
Roshen confectionery factory by Yunakov Architects
The confectionery factory Roshen is not only a leading manufacturer of confectionery in the former Soviet Union, but also a pioneer in introducing advanced European experience in both production and administration. It is not just about the internal content of the company, but also about its external appearance.
Gas compressor station by CF Møller Architects
The new compressor station Energinet.dk in Egtved is Denmark’s first installation of its kind. CF Møller designed the system, consisting of four compressor units and service buildings, as an architectural feature in the open landscape.
GH Genhelix biopharmaceutical facilities from estudioSIC
The biopharmaceutical plants, the first monoclonal antibody production plant in Spain, reflect the complex internal manufacturing processes of the product: a technological, efficient and sustainable solution.
Panorama glacier water bottling plant
The project was built in 4 months. The process consists of bottled glacier water. The building in which the process is located is a box 18 by 18 meters and 6 meters high. The four facades are clad with tempered glass with a black opaque coating with a tapered floor base.
La Face Cachée de La Pomme by Fournier Gersovitz Moss Drolet and Associés Architectes
In 2001, Pouliot and Beaudoin wanted to expand and renovate the parent company and their little embroidery in the orchard. They contacted Giovanni Diodati, architect at FGMDA.
Metalsa by Brooks + Scarpa Architects
Industrial buildings of this type are rarely a model for workplace innovation. They are usually a direct and often nefarious programmatic response to the function inside, without considering the needs of the inmates. The approach for this project was to maintain the integrity of an industrial plant and program in the high bay while providing a model environment for users and visitors.
Oloron Saint Marie Multimedia Center by Pascale Guédot + Michel Corajoud
Located in Oloron Saint Marie, the site is part of a larger urban renewal project that aims to reconnect the abandoned site to the center of the city and give the building a new spirit while restoring the natural surroundings of the site.
Production hall in Hettingen by Barkow Leibinger, Frank Barkow, Regine Leibinger
Trumpf GmbH, the world’s largest manufacturer of high-tech machine tools, will expand its existing branch near the village of Hettingen in the Swabian Alb. Located in a picturesque valley, this is the second expansion that Barkow Leibinger has undertaken. The first (shops and offices of 1500 m²) was carried out in 2009.
Urban Solid Waste Collection Central by Vaillo + Irigaray
A CUSWC is a clean building: A building can coexist with other uses of a city. It’s not a building that has to hide. Most of them are factory buildings, industrial, “blind” and insensitive to the environment.
Water treatment system from AWP
The Évry water treatment plant is an important infrastructure element that is symbolic and highly functional at the same time, and reflects ecological, technical and urban aspects.
Wilo by Benthem Crouwel Architects
Wilo Nederland’s core business in the manufacture of water pumps inspired the design of this company building: a pipe volume that is wrapped in a welded aluminum facade and a spectacular, inclined boom over the water. The building is one of the first developments in the Hoogtij industrial park in Westzanerpolder.
Extension of the Zahner factory by Crawford Architects
Zahner’s continued success as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of architectural metals made it necessary to expand its manufacturing facility on 8th and on Paseo Blvd. in Kansas City, Missouri.
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