Audi Urban Platform - Smart Future Factory
The development of industry has stimulated the formation of the factory. In the new era of industry, ‘Smart Factory’ has become a vision that deals with cyber-physical systems. Today’s rectilinear, flat shed and stable factory typologies cannot meet the requirements of the future. Futuristic trends are seeking apropos factory designs, fictionalizing the changes and incorporating the change into its environs. In this regard, the factory as a considerate industrial amenity to ecological cycle is disposed to be included in the life cycle of urban context with its cleaner high-tech manufacture methods. This connotes the possible return of the factories to cities in the future. The lack of land area in the dense urban fabric, environmental concerns, economic issues, and physical restrictions meet in the common denominator to shape the flow and its form vertically. This project aims to reimagine the factory, in terms of its form, function and mechanism and debates over articulating the factory into an urban organism. With the respect of ongoing research, the project has been shaped according to modular production method with the vertical organization, particularly for Audi company.
Created by: Tugce Kurucay & Yigit Tuncel
Completed on: WS 2017