Bjarke Ingels Group and Norwegian manufacturer Vestre have unveiled The Plus, a new project set to become the world’s most sustainable furniture factory. Sited in Magnor, Norway, the factory was envisioned as a village for a community dedicated to the clean, carbon neutral fabrication of urban and social furniture. The Plus aims to be a global destination for sustainable architecture and high-efficiency production. As Norway’s single largest investment in furniture in decades, the 6,500m2 open production facility will double as a public 300-acre park for hiking and camping while serving as a landmark aligned with the region’s mission to establish a green manufacturing industry. As the team states, The Plus will be the first industrial building in the Nordic region to achieve BREAM Outstanding, the highest environmental certification. Designed to be a ‘Paris Agreement-proof’ building, the design is based on principles of renewable and clean energy to match Vestre’s eco-friendly production.
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