Office Building, Threading Mill Qingdao, China – Caruso e Torricella Architetti

Office Building, Threading Mill Qingdao, China

– offices and workers’ facilities
– mills signage and coloring
Size: 13,200 sqm (plant 11,160 sqm + offices, labs and workers’ facilities 2,040 sqm)
Status: completed 2008

A series of rectangular volumes are extruded from a long, horizontal industrial shed. The first and longest volume, containing offices and facilities, is connected to the industrial shed by an entirely transparent wall.
The total continuity between the office, plant and laboratory spaces is a physical expression of the client’s emphasis on quality control between the different sectors of the company, including engineering, administration, production and research and development.