© Christian Richters

Vitra VSL Factory

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City, Country Weil am Rhein, Germany
Year 2006–2013
Client Vitra
Architect SANAA Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa, mayer bährle
Services Structural Engineering
Facts GFA: 30,000 m² | NFA: 20,000 m² | Gross volume: 250,000 m³

The Vsl Factory project creates a new part of the architectural development of the Vitra Factory complex in Weil am Rhein, Germany.

The warehouse designed by the Japanese architectural practice SANAA describes a circular free form with an average radius of 155 to 157 m and a total area of 20,000m². The development will be constructed in two phases as two independent semicircular buildings joint by a common 156m long continuous fire resistant wall.

The architectural concept envisaged a light steel roof structure on slender columns combined with visual concrete walls around the perimeter.