Interesting in modern architecturea trend combining the solution of two major problems: the development of tourism and the creation of an industrial enterprise without harming nature. Such dual-use facilities are designed and implemented by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) architectural bureau, which brings together experts from 25 countries, with headquarters in New York and Copenhagen.
BIG architects have already created a number of buildings,combining original design and solving a specific practical problem. So, for example, last year in Norway the Twist Museum was launched, made in the form of a bridge that really combines the two banks of the river. In Copenhagen, BIG specialists created a CopenHill waste incinerator combined with a ski slope. In the arsenal of architects there are many more original projects, among which the furniture furniture factory camping The Plus in the Norwegian forests near the village of Magnor can be distinguished.
Plus project provides for the arrangement of fourproduction areas (warehouse, painting shops, woodworking and assembly), united by a central hub in which will be located the logistics and tourist centers. The campsite factory will be in the shape of a cross in the center of which will be an open space planted with trees and at the same time a demonstration platform for Vestre furniture production. Autonomous robots and autopilot trucks will be involved in the production process at the factory.
The Plus Factory will be integrated intoa tourist route and provides for the creation of a campsite for travelers who want to get acquainted with environmentally friendly furniture production. Tourists will be able to use observation platforms to observe all the production stages of creating furniture.
The original factory will have an area of over6.5 thousand square meters and will become part of a natural park with a total area of 300 acres. Part of the roof of the building will be planted with trees, and the rest is occupied by 1,200 solar panels, providing energy supply to the factory.
The Plus greenhouse gas emissions will behalf as much as in similar industries, and energy intensity is reduced by 90%. This is achieved by using a closed loop for excess heat, which will be disposed of in thermal tanks and used for heating or cooling rooms. The results of BIG's plans include obtaining Norway's first BREAM Outstanding Certificate (Environmental Standard for Buildings) for industrial buildings. The Plus factory will begin construction in 2020.