PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PLANTEC ARCHITECTS

PROJECT

Laboratory / Office

Mitsubishi Pencil Gunma Factory R&D Wing

CONCEPT

R&D facilities scattered within the company site have been integrated into one building, with the aim of optimizing R&D efficiency by improving communication among researchers.

A unified design of the facade achieved with perforated corrugated metal covering the necessary functions for a factory such as security, maintainability, mechanical outdoor units became the representation of the factory. Large research spaces along with flexible mechanical, electrical, plumbing system make it easy to adjust sizes and shapes of the research units to cope with future needs.

DATA

Location: Fujioka, Gunma
Floors: 2 aboveground
Design period: June 2007 - Oct. 2008
Construction period: Oct. 2008 - June 2009
Site area: 48,000 ㎡
Building area: 2,500 ㎡
Total floor area: 4,100 ㎡