Project Name: Ferneto Workspace
Architecture Atelier: Rómulo Neto Architects LDA
Construction: Lomboser Sa
Location: Zona Industrial De Vagos, Portugal
Year of completion of the work: 2022
Total built area (m2): 13 396.50M2
Photo Credits: Ivo Tavares Studio
The concept of the building was created taking into account the company’s principal activity, thisbeing, the production of bakery and pastry machines which produce dough for bread and pastries. This was the idea behind the starting point of the composition of our façade. We observed that thedough presented an alvelolar pattern thus, we decided to implement it into the “manufacture” ofthe design of our façade.
The three most important spaces in the main building, protrude over the alveolos, the trainingroom that protrudes in vain, the entrance hall indented and the meeting room, with a rotation inthe shape, so that it integrates visually and with the location of the old factory facilities. Regarding the structure of the interior space, it wasdeveloped from an existing matrix, since thecompany has been working for the market for about 40 years. This factor was crucial in theoptimisation/organisation of the blueprint.
We can characterise the project in 6 nuclear sectors: 1st Sector: Administrative Zone, 2ndSector:Manufacturing Area, 3rdSector: Storage Area, 4thsector: Finished Product Warehouse, 5thSector:Shipping Area and Reception Area of raw materials, 6th Sector: Turning, Milling, Welding andPainting Area.