Solar Cell Factory Photovoltech | Royal HaskoningDHV

The first floor contains all technical utilities related to the upper production floors. By positioning the various shafts on the outside of the building, no valuable floor area is compromised and maximum flexibility is maintained.

Solar Cell Factory Photovoltech | Royal HaskoningDHV

In order to ensure a sleek building envelope, we designed a curtain like facade which wraps around the shafts. This way, future technical modifications can be made without affecting the building’s appearance.

Solar Cell Factory Photovoltech | Royal HaskoningDHV

The sloping terrain made it possible to incorporate a 100 car parking garage below the first floor. Because the shafts do not extend to the ground, the building seems to hover above the cars. The contrasting blue color of the parking garage emphasizes this effect.

Solar Cell Factory Photovoltech | Royal HaskoningDHV

Project facts

  • Client
    Photovoltech
  • Location
    Tienen, Belgium
  • Licensee
    2008 - 2010
  • Project type
    Architecture