Shenyang, China, 2010
The new BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) plant in Shenyang is designed for expansion to permit a multiple increase in production capacity over the coming years. All future expansion will be incorporated under one roof, with the compact construction throughout ensuring a consistently high level of flexibility.
Extensions to the plant will be arranged around a central building, which houses the main entrance, process planning and administrative offices, company restaurant, locker rooms, a health centre and other staff service facilities. The uniform structural grid used in the production areas (18mx18m) is repeated in the central building to create a spacious, impressive entrance and communication area which can be experienced from different levels. Here the roof is gradually perforated to highlight literally the car bodies path through the building. They are conveyed out of the paint shop and into the assembly area through this space, making the production process both visible and tangible. Both, the car bodies flow and the flow of people constitute in the principle plan layout. Even here, at the centre of communication in the plant, the focus remains firmly on production.
Client: BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA)
Location: Shenyang, China
Program: Offices, Canteen, Health Centre, Staff Service Facilities
Status: Under Construction
Design Team: Martin Henn, Markus Jacobi, Andreas Kacinari, Max Schwitalla, Fredrik Werner
Consultants: Köppl Ingenieure, Kersken + Kirchner GmbH, PMI Peter Mutard Ing.gesellschaft, Schlegel GmbH & Co. KG, LUZ Landschaftsarchitekten, Lumen3