The Lightness of Industrial Architecture——TRUMPF (China) Co., Ltd Taicang Extension Project
This project is based in TRUMPF Co., Ltd (Taicang, China)，including complex, guard room and equipment room. The focus then was on the complex building.
The dining room (multifunctional) is the main space of the complex and its facade has been carefully designed. The outstanding application of Aluminum external shading louvers, combined with the construction of the surrounding environment, shows the unique technical and spacial potential of industrial buildings.And behind the project is a specific understanding and pursuit of industrial aesthetics of the design team under the leadership of architects.
the complex in daytime
the facade of the complex
轻盈 丨 Lightness
The vertical photosensitive electric external shading system composed of aluminum spindle louvers is located on the south facade of the complex building. The total height of the louvers is 11.1m ,which is the highest record among the electric external sunshade components that have been built in China.The finishing touch of environmental design in this project is the arrangement of the square pool. In the sunlight, the shiny white aluminum louvers seem to float above the water at the edge of the pool；At night，aluminum louvers are illuminated by flood lighting and reflect in the water.
Technology and lightness：Vertical photosensitive electric external shading system composed of aluminum spindle louvers and the landscape pool
Classical beauty: aluminum pertforated louvers under floodlight and reflections in the water
Actually, what behind the lightness of the form is the elaborate craftsmanship and complex construction. The control motor that regulates the single louver is located on the upper part of the louver and is hidden in the cavity. The components of floodlighting and other are pre-embedded at the bottom.
To obtain the continuity and integrity from the indoor and outdoor to the water，the pool is separated from the main structure, and the difference of the height is flattened by the facing stone.
The craftsmanship and construction of aluminum louvers
The production of aluminum spindle louvers is totally completed by TRUMPF’s own processing machine. As one of the world’s leading enterprises in the field of manufacture in the world, TRUMPF Group has exquisite craftsmanship for processing sheet mental. The meticulous punching and rolling make the louver itself a convincing exhibit. The facade facing the main entrance of the plant becomes a large display wall for the company's products and technics.The superposition of materials, craftsmanship, construction and landscape, relieves the gravity constraint of the traditional component，and gives it a sense of technology, lightness and classicism.
the aluminum louvers with a sense of technology, lightness and classicism
纯粹 丨 Purity
The steel deck roof leans slightly towards the light，opening up to the outdoor light, pool and grass. The interior lighting, though with the help of lighting equipment, seems to be the continuation of the external natural light.In addition, to ensure the purity of spatial experience, the equipment of air conditioning，sound absorption and noise reduction，smoke exhaust and spraying has been further integrated into the geometrically divided equipment belt.
the continuity and balance of indoor and outdoor lighting
As the ancillary space of the factory's industrial buildings, the complex building is designed to be multi-functional, integrating functions such as dining, exhibition, reception, office, conference and training.
The dining room, as a large space, is regarded as a multi-function hall. And in order to achieve this versatility, a mixed structure has been adopted actually to obtain a pure space without columns.
the wooden ring marks the interior and exterior nature of the space
Meanwhile, the small functional spaces such as meetings, offices, and trainings in an L-shaped layout are made of concrete structures, which directly support the upper steel structure roof.The connected volume between the complex and the plant separates the internal and external circulations effectively. In the middle of it，the“wooden ring” marks the interior and exterior nature of the space.The outer side of the ring is the entrance hall and visitor reception, while the inner side is set as a flexible area for negotiation and small exhibition with movable tables and sliding lights.The outer corridor at the back of the connected volume, provides space for the circulation inside, through which the workers can go for dining, training and meetings directly.
the inner side is set as a flexible area for negotiation and exhibition
精细 丨 Elaboration
The precision of the design determines the purity of the space. Beneath the simple appearance of the complex，it actually requires the architect to pay constant attention on the architectural details during the design process.On the one hand, in order to achieve the purity, the architects should integrate the control motor into the steel structural support frame and install it between the aluminum curtain wall system and the ALC elevation, working closely with the structural and electromechanical engineers .On the other, in order to ensure the continuity outside and inside, it is necessary to adopt the corresponding division method of ceiling according to the characteristics of the space, combining with the comprehensive design of pipes by the application of the equipment belt.
the division of ceiling
In addition, the application of the modular concept, controlling the proportion of space and facade effectively, improves the aesthetic quality of space，and reduces the cost of customization and maintenance of architectural components, and shortens the cycle of construction as well.
the outer corridor at the back
the complex at night
In the pursuit of purity and the control of the details，the design team transformed the originally unimpressive ancillary building into an artistic "exhibit". Whenever day or night ，the complex is impressive .
△一、二层平面图 The 1st and 2nd floor plan
设计团队：刘恬 赵海峰 路江龙 沈晓明 朱松松 许佳瑜 丁炯 冯卫 傅卫东 吴东霖 李申 潘霄峰 薛学斌 杨俊晨 王文学
Project Name: TRUMPF (China) Co., Ltd Taicang Extension Project
Project location: Taicang，Jiangsu
Architecture Firm: ARTS Group Co., Ltd.
Engineering: Jiangsu Gold Civil Construction Group Co., Ltd
Clients: TRUMPF (China) Co., Ltd
Site area: 78001.09㎡
Gross Built Area: 32534.75㎡
Completion Year: 2019
Lead Architects: Liu Tian
Design Team: Liu Tian，Zhao Haifeng, Lu Jianglong, Shen Xiaoming, Zhu Songsong, Xu Jiayu, Ding Jiong, Feng Wei, Fu Weidong, Wu Donglin, Li Shen, Pan Xiaofeng, Xue Xuebin, Yang Junchen, Wang Wenxue.
Photo credits: Qin Wei
Author & Editor: Chen Ting