Aurotek Technological Phase 2 Factory, China by Peng Architects

Factory building showing the integration of technology and ecology

Project Specs


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The project is located in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China. It is the second-phase plant construction project invested by Aurotek Technology (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. in Kunshan Huaqiao, and is was also a key project in the planning of Kunshan. Aurotek Technology  corporation focuses on energy saving and emission reduction, and this project is designed according to the green concept and completed with reference to China’s three-star green building evaluation standards. What’s more, It is worth mentioning that this project has won the A’ Design Award in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2020-2021 period.

▼工厂鸟瞰,aerial view of the factory ©行知影像

▼建筑外观,external view of the building ©行知影像


The second-phase plant of Aurotek Technology corporation ( Plant  2 ) is a two-story industrial building, with two atriums connecting the three main functional areas of the workshop inspection area, clean room, and production workshop. The overall layout takes industrial production as the main purpose, as far as possible to meet the needs of the production process, rationally organize buildings with different functions and interconnectedness, and arrange supporting facilities to improve the effective utilization of land.

▼一层平面图,first floor plan ©张朋千建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司


The building facade material is made of concrete hollow bricks, which are symbolic of the workshop. It is not only fireproof, thermal insulation, light and earthquake resistant, but also an environmentally friendly building material with low cost, energy saving and consumption reduction. Set up a rainwater harvest system on the roof, which can be directly used for plant watering. In terms of green energy strategy, we have also set up solar photovoltaic panels, water-saving appliances, etc., to create a green factory in terms of vision, function, and experience.

aerial view of the building with photovoltaic panels and water-saving appliances on the roof ©行知影像

▼建筑立面,building facade ©行知影像

▼立面由混凝土空心砖组成,facade composed of the concrete hollow bricks ©行知影像


Based on the characteristics of natural light, wind, and shading introduced by Aurotek Technology corporation‘s products, we use concrete hollow bricks, the most economical material in the local area, learn from the traditional brick wall masonry process, and organize the hollow bricks according to the different lighting and ventilation requirements of the internal spaces Arranged to form a concave-convex hollowed out, rich-textured architectural skin. Let the factory building itself show the corporate green concept, the integration of technology and ecology.

▼混凝土空心砖构造,construction of the concrete hollow bricks ©张朋千建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司

▼立面细部,closer view to the facade ©行知影像

▼阳光透过镂空的建筑表皮,sunlight through the hollowed facade ©行知影像


The building uses buoyancy ventilation in the atrium to combine the ventilation windows and skylights, so that all areas can achieve air convection ventilation, adjust the temperature, and allow natural lighting, thereby reducing building energy consumption.

▼通透的室内空间,transparent interior space ©行知影像

▼通风窗与天窗结合,combine the ventilation windows and skylights ©行知影像


The hollow building skin and buoyancy-driven ventilation are used to enhance natural lighting and natural convection. CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) has been used to measure the ventilation flow and simulate the temperature. Temperature and humidity comfort has been achieved in every corner of the building.

▼夜景,night view ©行知影像

▼自然对流分析,analysis of the natural convection

▼立面图,elevations ©张朋千建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司

▼剖面图,sections ©张朋千建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司

▼细部,details ©张朋千建筑设计咨询(上海)有限公司


Project Name: Aurotek Technological Phase 2 Factory
Design: Peng Architects Inc.
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Design & Completion Year: 2015-2019
Leader designer & Team: Peng Chien Chang(Leader), Zixuan Huang, Peiru Chen, Kai Wang
Project Location: Suzhou Kunshan, China
Gross Built Area: 10344m²
Photo Credits: CAAI
Partners: SSDC
Clients: Aurotek Corporation

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