The Building’s Coating is Inspired by Bread Dough
The facade of Ferneto’s industrial unit was designed by architect Rómulo Neto, who was inspired by the honeycomb patterns of bread dough and pastry produced by the company’s machines, resulting in a unique and innovative design.
The concept of the building was created taking into account the company’s principal activity, this being, 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 the dough presented an alvelolar pattern thus, we decided to implement it into the “manufacture” of the design of our façade.
The three most important spaces in the main building, protrude over the alveolos, the training room that protrudes in vain, the entrance hall indented and the meeting room, with a rotation in the shape, so that it integrates visually and with the location of the old factory facilities.
Regarding the structure of the interior space, it was developed from an existing matrix, since the company has been working for the market for about 40 years. This factor was crucial in the optimisation/organisation of the blueprint.
We can characterise the project in 6 nuclear sectors: 1st Sector: Administrative Zone, 2nd Sector: Manufacturing Area, 3rd Sector: Storage Area, 4th Sector: Finished Product Warehouse, 5th Sector: Shipping Area and Reception Area of raw materials, 6th Sector: Turning, Milling, Welding and Painting Area.
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Project Name: Ferneto SA
Architecture Atelier: Rómulo Neto Architects LDA
Responsible architect: Rómulo De Almeida Neto
Location: Zona Industrial De Vagos
Year of completion of the work: 2022
Total built area (m2): 13 396.50M2
– Construction: Lomboser Sa
Engineering: Eng. José Lopes, Eng. João Pedro festas, Eng. Lígia Santos, Eng. Norberto Presa
Interior decoration: Rómulo Neto Arquitetos LDA
Photographer: Ivo Tavares Studio