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Tobacco Logistics Center in Shenzhen by Carlos R. Gomez

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Shenzhen Tobacco Logistics Center designed by architect Carlos R. Gomez, located in China, Shenzhen, Longgang District, Pinghu Logistics Park.

Land area of ​​73,480.12 m², the total construction area of ​​the Tobacco Logistics Center is divided into two stages, first one for the cigarettes logistics operations and logistics support operation area, and second reserved mainly for the new high-level logistics service center.

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The concept idea for the façades was to use the images that everybody have in their mind when we talk about the human habit of smoking: cigarettes, smoke and tobacco leaves. The first one uses the simile of the cigarette paper unwrapped, which completely covers the factory with a sinuous curve trying to wrap the empty large volume. The volume of the office building and rooms for employees, responds on the basis of a module pattern, taken from the nerves that can be found on a tobacco leave and simulating a pattern of the ancient Chinese tradition. In the second stage, the façade idea is just taking a picture about the cigarette smoke, and digitizing it we can adapt to transform into our main image.

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