Text description provided by the architects. Tagore 8 is multi-user light industrial factory located in Tagore Industrial Estate.The main generating concept of the project lies in a continuous driveway and ramp which spiral up the centre of the building, providing vehicular access to each individual factory unit. This circulation path becomes the main organizing device, both horizontally and vertically, around which all the primary spaces are arranged. A large central landscaped courtyard is located in the centre of the factory to provide lighting and ventilation to the inward facing units.
Each factory floor is six meters in height. In order to achieve a minimum vehicular ramp length, the factory is bisected into two wings, each wing offset sectionally by three meters. The central ramp negotiates this reduced height difference and is integrated into the driveway loop therefore reducing circulation areas and optimizing saleable area efficiency.
Each factory unit has a six meter high space and selected units are designed with a loft style mezzanine that overlooks the factory floor.
The main elevation is articulated by vertical aluminum sunshade fins that generate a sequential rhythm on the floor-to-ceiling glazed curtain wall façade. This rhythmic backdrop of glass and fins is intermittently punctuated and juxtaposed by balconies that form a compelling visual counterpoint. The ground floor shop-front units are recessed, fully glazed and back mullioned to create a transparent datum onto which the volume of the upper floors appears to float. The roof of the building is capped with a deep projecting eave that creates a sharp profile to the façades