A refreshing take on the light industrial factory
The building housing the new headquarters of Sunray Woodcraft Construction was one of the first to be completed as part of the newly positioned International Furniture Hub in Sungei Kadut, Singapore. It presented an opportunity to look afresh at the light industrial factory type, layering production processes in order to optimise working conditions.
Sunray Woodcraft is one of the largest interior fit-out companies in Singapore. From its beginnings as a family-run business in 1987 to expanding to neighbouring Malaysia in 1991, the company has established a reputation for being a leader in its field.
The original brief called for an office building with an adjoining factory, complete with gallery showrooms and workers’ dormitories, to replace the existing headquarters in Singapore and existing factory in Johor Bahru. This merging of two parts of the factory’s previously separate production process prompted a rethinking of the spatial arrangement and workflow of the eight-storey building, which now comprises production space, workers’ dormitories, a warehouse, offices and showrooms.