THE PLUS, Magnor, Norway
挪威芒努爾 THE PLUS家具工廠暨體驗中心
Norwegian furniture manufacturer Vestre and BIG celebrate the opening of THE PLUS – a new furniture factory, experience center, and 300-acre public park. Norway’s single largest investment in furniture industry in decades, the 7,000 m2 production facility doubles as a public park for hiking and camping and aligns with the region’s mission to establish a green manufacturing hub outside of Oslo. Constructed in just 18 months, the building is made of local mass timber, low-carbon concrete, and recycled steel, and is set to become the first industrial building to achieve the highest environmental BREEAM Outstanding rating.
The Plus is conceived as a radial array of four main production halls – a warehouse, color factory, wood factory, and the assembly – that connect at the center and generate the ‘plus’ shape at its intersection. The layout enables an efficient, flexible, and transparent workflow between the manufacturing units and the intuitive visitor experience.
The heart of The Plus draws visitors into the exhibition centers Vestre Energy and Clean Water Center where the public can learn about energy, water and circular design. A logistics office with direct connections to all four production halls allows Vestre’s team to process logistical traffic with maximum efficiency. The central hub wraps around a public, circular courtyard where the latest outdoor furniture collections are displayed and changed according to the changing seasons. The courtyard doubles as a panopticon for visitors and staff to fully experience the factory’s production processes. Inside the factories, each wing has one alternating ceiling corner lifted to create inclined roofs that allow views into the production halls as well as the forest outside. Along the color and wood factory, the sloping roofs are extended to form a pathway for visitors and staff to hike up and down the building while observing the production processes inside. On the rooftop, 900 photovoltaic panels are placed and angled according to optimal solar efficiency while effective construction and materials methods, rainwater collection systems, heat and cooling systems, green roofs, electric vehicles and much else contribute to ca 90% lower energy demand than that of a conventional factory.
佔地七千平方公尺的 THE PLUS 家具工廠暨體驗中心，是挪威近幾十年來注入家具業界的最大投資，不僅是可健行和露營的公園，也為迎合在奧斯陸以外建立綠色製造中心的目標。該案運用當地木材、低碳混凝土和再生鋼所建成，且將成為首個榮獲最高環保等級的英國建築研究院環境評估方法 (BREEAM) 的傑出工業建築。
THE PLUS 是由四個放射狀陣列組合而成，包含倉庫、調色工廠、木材工廠、組裝區，四個空間在建築中心以「+」形狀相連，此佈局除了使參觀者有更直觀的體驗，亦讓工作流程更有效率且透明靈活。
Principal Architects：BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) Structural Engineering：BIG Engineering (Internal department)
Contractor：ØM Fjeld (Main contractor)
Building Area：7,000 m2
Principal Structure：Timber・Low-carbon concrete・ Recycled steel
業主：Vestre AS 建築面積:7,000平方公尺