Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Castaño in Santiago, Chile by Guillermo Hevia H.
April 10th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Guillermo Hevia H.
A steel cube supported by concrete walls is the image of a bakery company with an industrial process, located in a new area of corporative buildings.
A new industrial concept for a company dedicated to the production of traditional and elaborated bread of massive consumption , incorporating top technology to all panification processes.
Privileged location in a new area of corporative buildings lead us to create an integrated design where volume was favored as an object.
As production and elaboration areas, frigorific chambers and warehouses are closed spaces, with controlled and differentiated atmospheres, the building was projected with a strong volume and material contrast , as a building closed to exterior. Offices and laboratories are placed in a second level with glassy inner and outer facades in the center of the building, incorporating a transparency concept towards all processing areas (visual relationship). All inner areas have pre manufactured and self portable thermic panels allowing flexible changes, cleaning and thermic differentiation. An elevated footbridge for visitors, hanging from the roof with glass ornaments crosses all productions areas and can be used as evacuation via towards the rear area of the building. A big sculptural concrete wall supports the second level glassy façade , which rotates to east facing “Ciudad Empresarial” complex and Los Andes cordillera.
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