Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulín, Zlín

Pilana Karbid Company in Hulín, Zlín Manufacturing and Administrative Building, Architecture Images

Pilana Karbid Company Building in Hulín

Zlín Region Factory Development in Czech Republic design by Ellement Architects

14 Jan 2020

Pilana Karbid in Hulín

Architect: Ellement Architects

Location: Hulín, Czech Republic

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

The manufacturing and administrative building for a rapidly growing family company. The construction with a green roof and transparent spaces support contact and communication within the company. The new building complies with the strict norms of manufacturing.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Pilana Karbid is a young family company manufacturing carbide tools. The company is settled in an industrial area near Hulín with 85 year-long tradition of manufacturing cutting tools. In eight years of their existence, there was a development of production and today the firm employs 45 people.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Thanks to the development a need to build a new factory building arose. Therefore, a new manufacturing hall and an administrative building were built in two phases. Despite the rapid growth of the company, there has been a need to stay close together. Thus the communication within the building and keeping close distance, as well as visual contact, became the main theme of the architectural design.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

The factory area of the PILANA company is built-up and busy space. For the new building it was necessary to consider its restricted opportunities for further expansion to the surrounding grounds. At first, a single-storey hall was built, later completed by a three-storey building with an overhanging upper floor, which could later be extended to one floor. The rectangular floor plan hall meets strict standards for manufacturing.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

There is enough natural light, which permeates through windows and skylights purposefully oriented to the north. Space is well-arranged and clear with the all-year stable temperature of around 24°C. The hall has a walkable green roof and is covered with sandwich panels which run to the administrative part of the building.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

The three-storey administrative building is a monolithic concrete skeleton that is visible in the interior.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Individual offices are by its measures and lower headroom closer to the rooms in a family house than in vast open-space offices. An important communication feature inside the building is a small roofed atrium through which light permeates.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Walls in the hall and in the administrative part are mostly transparent, an elevator shaft and main entrance are accented with the blue colour of the company. It is possible to see from one building to another, and view the manufacture works from the exterior also.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Visitors can see movement in the buildings and vice versa, employees can see the visitors. In the atrium, there are galleries that function as meeting space and a way to the green roof, from which you can see as far as to Hostýn hills.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Along with the new buildings, a nearby parking was also reconstructed. Here, the design worked with similar features as the ones used on the administrative building and new trees were planted to complement the greenery on the roof.

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Pilana Karbid Company Building, Zlín Region – Building Information

Architects: ellement architects

Author: Hana Maršíková, Jitka Ressová, Jan Pavézka, Kateřina Páterová, Jakub Bachman, Ondřej Stolařík

Project location: Nádražní 804, 768 24 Hulín, Czech Republic
Project year: 2016-2018
Completion year: 2018-2019
Project size: 327 sqm
Site size: 367 sqm

Ruukki emotion: perforated facade
Thermont: structural glazing

Products and brands
Lighting: LIPO 60 Halla
Office seating: RIM CZ – Flexi
Acustics elements: LIKO-S – SilentPET

Client: Pilana Karbid

Collaborators: Construction engineer: Pavel Ohnoutek
Structural engineer: Pavel Gurecký

Pilana Karbid Company Building Hulin

Photographers: Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

Pilana Karbid Company Building in Hulín images / information received 140120

Location: Hulín, Czech Republic, central eastern Europe

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