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Jakob Factory Saigon
by G8A Architects and Rollimarchini Architekten

Jakob Factory Saigon – JKS by G8A Architecture / Urban Planning
Photo by Oki Hiroyuki

A joint project from two architecture practices is a tropical sustainable workplace in Vietnam.


The project houses the specialist steel rope producers Jakob Rope Systems, a high-quality manufacturing organisation specializing in custom-made steel meshing used for scales of private to industrial usage.

Jakob Factory Saigon – JKS is the design partnership of Rollimarchini Architekten from Bern and Swiss-born G8A Architects who worked to create highly innovative and specific manufacturing space, set to become a design reference for tropical sustainable architecture.

The partnership of organisations applied their pillar value of sustainability, both environmental and social, to all phases of the design process, from conception to execution and projected project developments.

As an environmentally friendly alternative to typically horizontally spread manufacturing buildings, the project is a vertical densification strategy, stacking usable zones on superimposed slats. This robust design avoids unnecessary ground usage negating needless land development, while also offering workers agreeable outdoor spaces.


This project has been longlisted in the business building category of Dezeen Awards 2022.

Architect: G8A Architects and Rollimarchini Architekten

Project: Jakob Factory Saigon - JKS

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