Excerpt: Ferneto SA, Designed by Rómulo Neto Architects, is an industrial building for the production of bakery and pastry machines that produce dough for bread and pastries. The design of the facade is based on the pattern of an alveolar that represents the company’s identity. The entire project is catogorised into 6 sectors including functions like Administrative, Manufacturing, Storage, Warehouse, Shipping, and Painting Area.
[Text as submitted by architect] The concept of the building was created taking into account the company’s principal activity, this being, the production of bakery and pastry machines that produce dough for bread and pastries. This was the idea behind the starting point of the composition of our façade. We observed that the dough presented an alveolar pattern thus, we decided to implement it into the “manufacture” of the design of our façade.
The three most important spaces in the main building, protrude over the alveolos, the training room protrudes in vain, the entrance hall is indented and the meeting room, with a rotation in the shape, so that it integrates visually and with the location of the old factory facilities.
Regarding the structure of the interior space, it was developed from an existing matrix, since the company has been working for the market for about 40 years. This factor was crucial in the optimisation/organisation of the blueprint.
We can characterise the project in 6 nuclear sectors: 1st Sector: Administrative Zone, 2ndSector: Manufacturing Area, 3rdSector: Storage Area, 4thsector: Finished Product Warehouse, 5thSector: Shipping Area and Reception Area of raw materials, 6th Sector: Turning, Milling, Welding and Painting Area.