Industry in a city - dynamic facade
Categories

architecture, competitions

Location

Skopje, North Macedonia

Year

2018

Description

Usje is an old, well-known factory for cement production in the city of Skopje. Its surrounding has experienced a drastic growth and transformation into a dense urban residential area making the factory undesirable for the locals. The new facade proposal aims to hide the current surface of the silos with the help of a dynamic metal facade. The pattern that covers the silos is inspired by the mountains hidden behind the factory. The wind makes the metal forms tremble, offering a calming effect, and becoming a landmark of the place.