TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side

TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side

‘Industrial Complex in Megara’ reveals a binary design

 

Standing out amid the Greek landscape, the ‘Industrial Complex in Megara’ by Tense Architecture Network / TAN is envisioned as an expressive volume with a dual character: production and administration. Production is held in the main corpus of the factory, designed as an elongated, orthogonal, and earthed building. In stark contrast, the administrative hub presents itself as a multi-faceted and inverted pyramid hinged at the building corner. Strongly sculpted, it opposes the main body, standing freely as its point of entrance or its culminating end -with the provocative reversal of the mass acting as a symbol of power,’ elaborates the team.industial complex in megara designed by tense architecture network 1

 

 

an inverted pyramid strongly opposing the dark-colored base

 

For the inverted pyramid, TAN (see more here) proposed sculpting it out of reinforced concrete and fitting it with two levels. The upper one hosts the administrative offices and presentation and meeting rooms. One of its concrete buttresses serves as a staircase, while its supportive core is penetrated by the elevator. The hovering volume is lightly tinted – powerfully contrasting with its dark concrete base reflected in a curvilinear water feature. 

 

 

 

 

The main corpus of the factory, where production takes place, is covered in aluminum sheets, with a perforated design overtaking its eastern façade and rooftop. The small, circular holes illuminate the interiors in a playfully evolving manner, from sunset to sunrise. The ‘Industrial Complex in Megara’ proposal was originally launched in 2020 alongside a team of six.

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TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side

TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side

 

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TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side
 
TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side
 
TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side
 
TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side
 
TAN envisions greek factory complex with inverted pyramid hinged at its side
 

project info:

 

name: Industrial Complex in Megara

location: Megara, West Attica, Greece
architecture: Tense Architecture Network / TAN

team: Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, Nestoras Skantzouris, Daphne Drayiou, Aakash Balasaravanan

structural design: Athanassios Kontizas

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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