Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium
by Adamo-Faiden and Estudio Silberfaden

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Shimmering steel panels chequer the facade of this office building at an aluminium plant outside Buenos Aires by Argentinean architects Adamo-Faiden and Estudio Silberfaden.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

The small two-storey block adjoins the southern corner of the Hydro Aluminium factory, where it serves as an administrative block for the Norwegian metal company.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Adamo-Faiden teamed up with Estudio Silberfaden to design the offices, which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and glazed internal partitons to increase natural light.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

There's also a terrace and garden covering the roof, protected behind a wire fence.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

A steel staircase connects both office levels with the top floor terrace. Behind it, doors lead through to the main building on each storey so the stairs can also be used by employees inside the factory.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

"This pavilion annex wants to answer two specific needs," explain Marcelo Faiden and Sebastian Adamo. "First, to build office space for administrative, technical and management areas, and secondly, to incorporate a circulation system linking the levels of both buildings and finishing in an open area."

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Adamo-Faiden often design buildings with terraces on the rooftops, including a building that could be either offices or apartments, and the recently completed house Casa Martos. See more architecture by Adamo-Faiden.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Other recent projects in Argentina include black-painted housing in Patagonia and a house with an exceptionally tall front door. See more architecture in Argentina.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Photography is by Gustavo Sosa Pinilla.

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: site plan

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: ground floor plan

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: first floor plan

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: roof plan

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: cross section

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: front elevation

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

Above: side elevation

Industrial Pavilion Hydro Aluminium by Adamo Faiden and Silberfaden

  • WTFJesus

    Nice enough, but shouldn’t the facade be in aluminium instead of steel?