Manufacturing & Living Quarters, AUO Optronics Corporation (Xiamen)
The manufacturing fab is AUO Optronics Corporation’s largest base for the production of liquid crystal display module process in China. The project consists of six phases, and so far Manufacturing quarters Phase 2 and Living Quarters Phase 1 have been completed.
A scheme of a “Southern Fujian cultural park” is brought up to combine the planning of the plant with that of an ecological park based on the traditional tribes to the east of the site. A number of the indigenous local residences are preserved to serve as hostels. The landscape is designed in compliance with preserving the existing environment under a minimum land disturbance with a respect for the local ecology. The designs apply the client’s corporate image of valuing the environment and cultures to the whole planning. A maximum extent of green environmental protection is where the project starts out, with the hopes that this development will become a showcase of the Southern Fujian cultural heritage.
To achieve the best performance possible, the plan layout takes the effectiveness of the panel production process, stocking, and logistic efficiency into consideration. The form of the building is clear-cut and features horizontal lines. The Living area contains a staff dormitory and an activity center that encompasses a cafeteria, an indoor sports court and related facilities. An independent dormitory is designed to provide comfortable living conditions for the staff. Separate circulation routes of people and goods add to efficient management and ensure safety and convenience for workers while on duty and moving around. The semi-outdoor plaza between the activity center and the cafeteria connects with a multi-functional gym that guarantees easy access to recreation for the staff to keep body-and-mind fitness under all weather conditions.
Location：Torch (Xiangan) Industrial Zone, Xiamen
Structural system：RC, Steel
Total floor area：Manufacturing quarter: 619,600㎡； Living quarters 50,000 ㎡
No. of stories：Manufacturing quarter: 3 above grade ; Living quarters: 5 above grade
Design period：2006.01 - 2007.08
Const. period：2006.04 - 2008.07