Hargram Warehouse Proposal
So often, in the first revolution, factories were dirty. we have these images of factories as gritty buildings with smokestacks facilities that no families would want in or near their neighbourhoods. the lords view industrial business park, the area at the highest land in the metropolitan area, between klipfontein view extension 5 and chloorkop, is an exciting concept.
The master plan states that companies that want to set up business there, only buy the footprint of the building from the city. Within this surface area they need to fulfill all their needs. The park provides the basic conditions, such as parking facilities, a road network and site maintenance. Organized as a simple steel construction the production hall is bracketed as a single storey and two stories of offices (to the north) and drive through the loading bay (to the south).
The building measures 13m at the highest point. the steel framework of the roof construction allows north-facing skylights within the structural depth; together with the 3m high strip polycarbonate sheeting at first floor level they provide daylight for the working areas. The office front is integrated into the warehouse volume but has an individual of fact a facade. finally, the cladding of the ] facility was designed to be ] contextual to hagram as well as provide thermal absorption.