Kunshan 8K Plant I, AU Optronics
AU Optronics Corporation’s Kunshan 8K Plant is located within the Kunshan Photoelectric Industrial Park in Jiangsu. The site is bounded by Longteng Road to the North, Fuchunjiang Road to the East, Pengxi N. Road to the West, and Guangdian Road to the South. The site measures 89.03 acres. The master plan addresses the site in its entirety, but construction will be divided into multiple phases.
The first phase includes three cleanroom facilities and one office building. Auxiliary buildings include a power station, gas yard, chemical warehouse, cafeteria and kitchen, guardhouse, transformer substation, and connecting corridors.
The building design is inspired by contemporary high-technology, utilizing horizontal linearity to figuratively evoke concepts of ductility and velocity. Offices are sited along Longteng Road facing south. A curtain wall system designed with sustainable principles will reduce overall building energy consumption. Building elevations express simplicity and boldness, eliminating any unnecessary decorations and emphasizing the buildings’ volumetric proportion. Careful attention to detail, material modulation, and additional vertical panels together articulate a rhythmic expression, exhibiting a sense of robustness and refinement for the entire campus.
The landscape design integrates the existing setting and introduces a large pond at the eastern and southern sides of the production plant. The pond and the surrounding landscape facilitate microclimate circulation and provide storm water retention. The design creates an inviting environment for employees and visitors, reflecting AU Optronics Corporation’s humanistic management philosophy.
Location: Kunshan Optoelectronics Industrial Park
Structural system: RC
Site area: 890300 m² ; 598,300m² (phase I)
Building coverage: 684,021m²
Total floor area: 280,761m²
Cost: RMB 1,280,000,000
Design period: 2009.12 – 2011.03
Const. period: 2011.06 – 2014.01