Glacial Water Bottling Plant

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

The toughened glass is impervious to the natural elements that encroach all around.

A bank of earth surrounds its base, a measure that ensures it remains dry when melt water swells and floods the adjacent river.

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Panorama Arquitectos

 

Site plan courtesy of architect

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Panorama Arquitectos

Unfolded elevation courtesy of architect

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

Unadorned, the black glass reflects the surrounding trees and vegetation, like black and white camouflage.

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Panorama Arquitectos

Ground floor plan courtesy of architect

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Panorama Arquitectos

Section courtesy of architect

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Panorama Arquitectos

Section courtesy of architect

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

The plant is a functional, clean industrial facility. Yellow interior walls contrast with the shiny black exterior, highlighting the location of windows and helping to indicate points of access.

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

Built in only 6 months, the light steel structure was bolted together so that it can be disassembled one day, leaving little trace behind in the natural environment.

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

The profile of its eaveless roofline also reflects the mountainous backdrop behind.

JA+U : Glacial Water Bottling Plant by Panorama © Cristobal Valdes

Panorama was formed in 2009 in Santiago Chile. The practice has built medium to small scale works, ranging from residential to industrial buildings.