Perto is a leading Brazilian Multinational Corporation which is also the fifth largest ATM manufacturer in India. When the company decided to build its first factory in the country, the company wanted to retain the architectural character of its facilities in Brazil. Following the client brief, the aim was to create an industrial architecture that elevates the architectural quality to an attractive ensemble of built forms rather than unimaginative industrial boxes. For a project that relies heavily on ergonomics and functionality, a band of exposed bricks on the lower edge of the building was laid which is similar to the company’s headquarters in Gravatai, Brazil. Despite the project belonging to an industrial facility, the aesthetics as well as the functionality for the complex’s design were given equal dues.
The project is first in India which is entirely galvanised rather than painted. Galvanising the building complex establishes uniformity in the finish of the design throughout the site whilst also protecting the steel from rusting, considering the extreme weather conditions at the site. The project is steel-intensive with the material being used to the best of its testing abilities. It uses steel members laid out in a 20x10m grid with a hung load of 100kg. It is fabricated with double profile troughed pre-coated sheeting with a total coated thickness of 0.5mm. The structures in the facility are Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) that uses built-up sections instead of rolled sections for added str