Rows of punched windows are a horizontal counter-play to the vertical entrance and complete the facade design.
This global leader in responsible packaging solutions chose BatesForum to design their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility which is Amcor’s center of operations for supply of plastic bottles to PepsiCo for Gatorade packaging. The building provides 141,000 square feet of processing area for plastic injection and blow molding. The balance of the plant provides storage space for finished goods and a 41,000-square-foot machine house. An office area of 13,700 square feet provides space for plant management and business activity.
The architectural design organizes the office as a pavilion fronting the large manufacturing plant on the corner approach. It is painted a warm yellow, making it an accent against the patterned warm grey volume of the plant. The entry is created in a vertical slit of curtainwall glass and is shaded by a perforated vertical concrete sunscreen that also anchors a metal canopy. Rows of punched windows are a horizontal counter-play to the vertical entrance and complete the façade design.
The Wytheville facility provided the owner with virtual on-site supply to their main customer, PepsiCo, as the new building was connected to the Pepsi bottling plant with an enclosed link. This solution saved the owner significant transportation costs.
*Originally designed by Forum Studio