Ideal Foshan Factory II, Ideal Sanitary Ware Co.,Ltd., Foshan, China - FRANKEN\ARCHITEKTEN

Ideal Foshan Factory II

IDEAL is a shower seperation manufacturer based in Foshan in China. The design for the extension of the already by Franken Architekten designed "Open Wall" IDEAL Foshan Headquarter I on the opposite side of the river includes a further production hall, a representative administration building and two five-story residential building for 500 employees, several facilities for sports and social activities, and a kindergarten. Part of the design is the integration of the components of masonry module and window system of Headquarter I. This results in the expansion of administrative and residential buildings with an integrated facade system that again encloses the entire complex and creates a characteristic identity. It is composed of brick-element panels that follow a parametric pattern. This creates for the entire execution of the facade a gradual transition of the graininess from closed to open states. For the factory a reduced version of a perforated facade is used.

Client Ideal Sanitary Ware Co.,Ltd.
Location Foshan, China
Project-Team Prof. Bernhard Franken, Wei Liu-Moldaner, Xiaohua Zhang,
Status In progress
Dimension 67.000 m²

Narrative Spaces


"Parametric design, often linking the contextual with the meta-
phorical, is a
transparent and formal approach to the creation of a narrative archi-tecture."