The factory provides an example of industrial architecture that goes beyond the basic necessity of housing complex manufacturing processes to provide a salubrious work environment for its users. Constituted with the purpose of manufacturing valves and liquid-flow metres, the factory is a joint venture between the German and Indian corporations Krohne and Forbes Marshall respectively. The quest for a fresh design approach towards expanding their existing factory led them to the architects. The factory building is the result of elaborate planning and design strategies to accommodate two major challenges– first, the need to bind an old factory premise with a new structure, and second, the construction of the new building while the old factory continued to function.
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August - September 2020