FACTOREEF| BOAT FACTORY | CRES

Die Angewandte | Studio Greg Lynn | with Bika Rebek and Stefan Ritter  | 2007

 

This boat factory is defined by a large-scale smoothly undulating roof held by an intricate steel truss structure. It covers a single space partitioned only by structural elements. The promenade on the roof creates an attractive public ground for the touristic town Cres. Visitors get glimpses of the production happening inside on the way to the sea. Our aesthetic reference was the clean slick surface of the boat opposed to a barnacle-like structure that is fine-grained and intricate. The layout of the plan is open; it facilitates efficient transportation of the boats from one machine to the other. Tooling areas for the hull fabrication and finishing procedures that require separate spaces are detached in an enclosed stripe in the north, while the building opens up to the south, towards the sea.