美国,芝加哥,Trumpf智慧工厂 / Barkow Leibinger

美国/德国的建筑事务所Barkow Leibinger完成了芝加哥附近的“智能工厂”项目。这座全新德国机械和TRUMPF切割机展示中心,将这两种空间功能相结合。它把高科技机械和创新性产品如工艺品般陈列在工厂中。虽然工厂和展览空间的概念通常是分开的,建筑师将这些新智能工厂结合起来,因为设计和效率同等重要。

场地位于90号洲际公路,临近芝加哥际机场,因此,该工厂便于在国际以及各地区之间良好流通。工厂位于一个关键的工业区“铁锈地带”,创造了一种新的工业类型。Barkow Leibinger创建了一个类似校园的工厂,草地环绕着的湿地蓄水池与自行车道和人行道穿插着呈现在建筑面前。

建筑主要由两个体量构成,位于南边的展厅和北面的办公室及礼堂,在拐角处相互连接并创造了一个直角型态外观。在建筑的东南面,宽敞的车道靠近建筑的主入口。而位于西北部的大型弯折咖啡屋露台可以俯瞰邻近的水塘。

这栋建筑的屋顶如同楔子般向高速路倾斜,其陈列室的正面是一面玻璃幕墙。十一个钢桁架横跨整个展厅,展示TRUMPF的机器制造及其诀窍。

参观工厂的人被带领穿过天花板结构桁架的桥梁,赋予一个特殊的视野,如同通过一个开放的“空中走廊”设施。开放式的配置实现了协作的工作环境。所有房间环绕中央庭院而设,庭院的枫树和银杏树让建筑迎合了多变的氛围。

建筑的外部以深锈色波纹耐候钢板包层,配合优雅的落地窗玻璃,强调了它的工业背景和主要功能。玻璃外墙是由黑色阳极氧化铝建成的,并由细长凹形耐候钢柱垂直分割。

来自建筑师的话:在这个新的计算机控制的高科技生产中心,将功能与需求相连接,实用性与精细化相统一。在这个过程中,建筑的设计重点始终保持将高品质深入到每一个细节。


american/german architectural practice barkow leibinger has completed the ‘smart factory’ near chicago. the presentation and sales, center for the german machine tool and laser manufacturer TRUMPF, turns high-tech machines and production processes into exhibition-like showpieces. while the concepts of factory and exhibition space are ordinarily separated, the architects combine these for the new smart factory as both design and efficiency are equally important.

located on interstate 90, near chicago’s airport, the factory is easily accessible internationally and regionally. located in a key industrial zone of the ‘rust belt’,  the factory creates a new industrial typology. barkow leibinger created a campus-like factory which embraces the surrounding grasslands and reservoir with cycling and footpaths surround the grounds.

the building is comprised of two volumes — the showroom to the south, and the office and auditorium space to the north. the volumes are connected at their corners to create two rectangular exterior zone. on the southeast, a spacious driveway with parking approaches the main entrance. towards the northwest, the large, curved terrace of the cafe overlooks the adjacent retention pond.

the building’s pitched roof rises like a wedge towards the highway, where the factory’s showroom presents a glass front. eleven steel vierendeel trusses span the showroom, showcasing TRUMP’s manufacturing machinery and its know-how.

visitors to the factory are also given a special overview of the facilities via an open ‘skywalk’, a bridge that runs through the trusses of the ceiling structure. the open plan configuration allows for a collaborative working environment. rooms are arranged around a central courtyard planted with maple and gingko trees and are flexibly designed to adapt to changing requirements.

the building’s exterior is clad in a deep rust-colored corrugated corten steel sheeting. the  elegant, floor-to-ceiling glazing emphasizes both its industrial context and its representative function. the glass facades are built from black anodized aluminum and vertically divided by slim, recessed corten steel columns.

from the architects: _at this new center for computer-controlled high-tech production, functionality meets representation, and pragmatism meets refinement. in the process, the building focuses on maintaining a high degree of quality down to the last detail of construction._