The client, surrounded by piles of waste metals, heavy duty trucks and “caterpillars”, desires a "heavy metal" headquarters with service building and huge manipulation plateau to run a rough business.
The project consists of an immense production plateau and two small buildings on the edge of it. In contrast to the very rough production that goes on at the site we’ve embedded some abstract or one might say “poetic” content in the project. The two buildings are of the same volume, but materially very different: one is made entirely out of concrete, housing all services and a workshop. The other is all steel – from structure to cladding – containing offices which overlook the plant and materially establish a dialogue with the main materials employed. This way the two buildings and the plateau speak about the context of the metal waste plant and, alongside the functional, also contain emotional value.