Agp Eglass Factory and Offices

CompanyV.Oid
Lead DesignerFelipe Ferrer
Design Teamfelipe ferrer silvana mendoza alejandro alarcon
PrizeSilver in Architectural Design / Industrial Buildings

This new facility will supply the largest windscreen ever produced for a passenger car in the history of the automobile. Over 1 hectare of industrial space and offices have been used to accommodate the installations. Located in Lima’s center industrial area, the project negotiates a neutral façade with a pristine interior space. The client wanted state of the art installations to build trust with their clients, mostly USA and European auto makers. The brief of the project was to have a space that would inspire the people that works there, to encourage the operators and engineers to work as clean as possible and a stimulating office space that maximize the transparency and visibility towards the industrial line. AGP produces glass for car windshield, cleanness is crucial. The white epoxy floor and black out tensile textile for walls and ceiling reinforce this idea for the engineers and operators. The lighting and ventilations are joined together in one slot on the ceiling to minimize the visual noise. The south façade have a double insulated U glass channels to bring light but protect from the heat of the summer sun exposure. The rest of the façade is cladded in silver aluminium panels, the base of the volume is painted dark gray and takes advantage of the sloped sidewalk to emphasize the main entry without a bigger gesture. The client wanted state of the art installations to build trust with their clients, mostly USA and European auto makers. The brief of the project was to have a space that would inspire the people that works there, to encourage the operators and engineers to work as clean as possible and a stimulating office space that maximize the transparency and visibility towards the industrial line.