Jakob Factory Saigon
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Approximately 39,288 sf. Living Walls & Green Façades
Greenroofs.com Featured Project November 10, 2020
When referring to acting responsibly and specifying green architecture, don’t we all say, “Put your money where your mouth is?”
Well, Jakob Rope Systems has certainly done that with its beautifully and sensitively designed second factory in the former Saigon. Plus, it’s a great way to showcase your own products!
Taking its cue from nature, the factory has been designed to increase workers’ comfort and decrease its environmental footprint by creating the first project in Vietnam with completely naturally ventilated manufacturing halls. Kudos to Jakob Rope Systems and its designers!
Excerpt from Greenroofs.com Project Profile:
Located in the center of an industrial park 50 kilometers north of Ho Chi Minh City, the new Jakob Factory Saigon opened in late 2019. The factory houses steel rope producers Jakob Rope Systems, specializing in custom made steel meshing.
Designed by rollimarchini Architekten and G8A Architects, the highly innovative manufacturing space boasts completely naturally ventilated manufacturing halls.
Ever since Vietnam’s economic reform in 1986 the country has experienced industries and populations moving from a primarily agricultural industry to a focused industrial practice. Priorities have focused on economic gain rather than environmental impact and the past ten years have seen the doubling of industrial parks.
The design of the new Jakob Factory Saigon offers an alternative to these detrimental practices, presenting a strategically land saving project with focus elements of passive design.
Proposing an environmentally friendly alternative to the typically horizontally spread manufacturing buildings, the Jakob Factory offers an innovative vertical densification strategy, stacking the usable zones on superimposed slats. This robust design avoids unnecessary ground usage negating needless land development, while also offering workers agreeable outdoor spaces.
Taking reference from the traditional tropical architecture of the region, the design has a porous façade devised as a lush-planted skin. The suspended structure is supported by a two-layer rope network stretched from the ground to the roof. The horizontal planters not only filter rain and sun, but also contribute to lowering the atmospheric temperature through evaporation, acting as air purifiers and dust particle binders as well as allowing the air to circulate.
Covered in a wide variety of tropical plants, two types of greenwalls are found at the Jakob Factory Saigon. The multilayer system on the façades of the production and office building are sustained by Jakob ropes and stainless steel RHS frames, and living walls are planted in custom horizontal planters consisting of a geotextile, HDPE, and Jakob Webnet. Green façades cover the parking area using Jakob Webnet with climbing plants planted in the ground.
Based on passive climatic strategies adapted to its tropical region, amenities for staff, and the intelligent distribution of work spaces, the pioneering initiative of the Jakob Factory Saigon is set to become a design reference for sustainable, tropical living architecture.
Owner: Jakob Rope Systems
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Building Type: Industrial
Type: Living Walls & Green Façades
System: Single-Source Provider
Size: Approximately 32,292 sq.ft. Living Walls & 6,996 sq.ft. Green Façades
Slope: Living Walls: 1-2% & Green Façades: 100%
G8A ARCHITECTS & ROLLIMARCHINI ARCHITEKTEN
STAINLESS STEEL, WEBNET, STAINLESS STEEL ROPES AND ACCESSORIES FOR LIVING WALLS & GREEN FAÇADES:
JAKOB ROPE SYSTEMS
WATER SAVING APPLIANCES:
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