ベスパック関東工場|Bespack Kanto Factory

プラスチックのシート生産・成形加工を行う工場。生産ラインが入る巨大な工場棟と、「ひと」にとって心地よいスケールの事務棟による二棟構成。笠間の雄大な自然との親和をテーマに、各棟は笠間の「土」をイメージした色を採用し、サインやアートワークも笠間焼の窯元と共同して制作した。

This factory produces plastic sheets and molding (such as cookware) with these sheets. Sometimes factories are too big to provide comfort for people to work in. So I divided the factory into 2 parts; large production part and smaller office/dining hall/changing room part, and I designed the smaller part as a human-scale building. I selected earth colors for the façade inspired by this site’s soil, because this site(Kasama) is well-known for producing earthenware from ancient times. So we wanted to respect the history as people who are producing similar wares but with new materials. I made some signs and artworks from an earthenware studio near the site.