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Industrial evolution

This office and factory building breaks the mould by transcending its utilitarian role. Text by Lynn Tan.

Industrial evolution


August 24th, 2010

The Wieland Group is one of the world’s leading producers of semi-finished copper and copper alloy products.

Headquartered in Ulm, Germany, the 190-year-old company first started its operations in Singapore in 1991 at a plant in Jurong under its subsidiary Wieland Metals Singapore (Pte) Ltd.

 When they built their slitting facility in Shanghai about a decade ago, they engaged Architects Vista Pte Ltd for the project.

AVID Pte Ltd Design Director, Malcolm Chua, worked on the Shanghai project as a student intern at Architects Vista, so you can imagine how excited he was to have the opportunity to design Wieland’s new office-factory building in Singapore.

Unlike generic offices and factories that are built for future tenants, the Wieland building allowed for a design tailor-made to reflect the company’s unique corporate culture and specialised production processes.

For the full text turn to page 72 of Indesign #42 on newsstands now.

Photography by Albert Lim


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