Project Name: Electra Electronic Industry Centre
Practice: A+Noima Office
Products: Kingspan, Ytong, Rigips Saint-Gobain, ALUMIL, SIKA, MAPEI
Firm Location: Iasi
Completion year: 2020
Gross Built up Area: 10.609 sqm
Project Location: Iasi
Lead Architects: Alexandra Berdan
Design Team: A+noima - Alexandra Berdan, Ancuța Costandache, Ștefania Borș, Daniel Poleac, Alina Andriescu, Daniel Miroțoi, Alecsandra Micu, Tiberiu Teodor-Stanciu
Clients: ELECTRA GROUP
Engineering: PLAN 31 - ing. Alexandru Steopoaie, ing. Bela Mocsary
MEP Consultants: BETA PROIECT
Project Manager: Quality assurance, Site management QUALITRIX - ing. Mihai Ungureanu, ing. Paul Sima
Interior + Furniture: A+noima
Collaborators: HVAC ︎ CLIMATHERM - ing. Constantin Iacomi, Vertical systematization ︎ ing. Adina Ungureanu
Others: Lighting consultancy ︎ SMART Lighting Engineering. Nicu Harpa
Photo Credits: Laurian GhinițoiuMore Specs
Excerpt: Electra Electronic Industry Centre is an industrial building designed by an architectural firm A+Noima Office. The Electronic Industry Center in Iași brings together 11,000 square meters of production, office, technical and representation spaces in a compact set of three industrial halls. They are linked together by a central body, which houses the standard functions.
(“Text as submitted by the architects”)
In January 2017, the leading provider of access control systems in Romania decided to start the project to construct its new headquarters in Miroslava Industrial Park in Iași, Romania.
Over the years, ELECTRA has become a landmark for the regional and national electronics industry, with two divisions supplying electronic assembly services and printed circuit boards. The three companies needed a new, more significant and more efficient space that had to help improve their industrial processes.
They approached A+noima, a young, local architecture office, to design a building that would create an “efficient” landmark that would correctly translate the company’s values: transparency, care, flexibility and integration.
The Electronic Industry Center in Iași brings together 11,000 square meters of production, office, technical and representation spaces in a compact set of three industrial halls. They are linked together by a central body, which houses the standard functions. At the centre of this core sits a connecting “void”. The atrium is a gesture of generosity, a broad and bright place that puts spatial and human relationships first.
The production spaces are organized horizontally, and the administrative ones are on the first floor. Vertically, the three volumes adapt their shape to the inner and outer context. The sloping roofs address both the functional requirements of the buildings and the environmental conditions. Their shape solves the technical problems of rainwater capture with the lowest costs of execution and exploitation and implicitly optimizes the interior volume. At the same time, they are an expression of the communication between production and administration.
Inside the halls, administration, design, production, and delivery are experienced as interconnected processes. All departments are visually connected to support collaboration and the idea of belonging.
Three patios separate the volumes and individualize the three halls. They directly view the outside of many workspaces and provide visual connections between the halls themselves. Thus, a dynamic that facilitates interactions throughout the group is created.
Through in-depth thinking of the flows, installations, proportions and connections between spaces, carefully tailored to the specificity of each company in the group, A+noima produced flexible spaces suitable for any future change of use.
The Electronic Industry Center is a factory of the future, defined by three core attributes: