Atelier d’Arquitectura Lopes da Costa has expanded the existing Steelform Factory unit with a new industrial pavilion and an administrative building. Located in São Roque, Oliveira de Azeméis, Portugal, the factory with a total built area of 2,300m² (24,757ft²) was completed in 2020.
The site’s configuration contributed to the adopted solution, which sought to maximize the area of the industrial nave, leaving the southern part of the site for the administrative area. This area lies along the new proposed street, giving rise to a curved concrete building, marked by vertical aluminum profiles, which sought to differentiate itself from the industrial volume, highlighting its function as an administrative area.
The east corridor, which covers the industrial nave, connects the administrative area to the existing building. With a strong plastic component, relating to the mold industry, it sought, by means of its language, to convey a concept of contemporaneity while associating the company’s brand.
— Atelier d’Arquitectura Lopes da Costa
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