parsec office building, route 21 corporate office park, irene
The Parsec Building is a sophisticated balance between a corporate and highly sophisticated semi-industrial building that demanded a custom design for the user client’s specific and detailed day to day operations. Despite a very restricted budget, it proofed to be an excellent example that it is possible to achieve great architecture by means of bringing an extensive specialized scope of works to life, despite the constraints in budget.
A challenging site regarding topography and form, further complicated the design field, but at the same time allowed for a unique building form that stretches across the full length of the site from West to East, with large North Facing facades.
Entrances on both ends of the building, leading directly off the access roads on either ends of the site, assisted in allowing the functional split of Corporate and Office areas, versus The Engineering and Production facility of their business. The Building houses an extensive workforce ranging from high level management and engineering professionals, down to the production staff compliment.
The production facility is designed around the very specialized field of micro-electronic component design and manufacture and contains an impressive climate and humidity-controlled ventilation system that ensures the environment is suitable for the advanced and highly specialized equipment and machinery required in the production process. Also included in the building are numerous recreation areas for staff and corporate entertainment for daily and special occasions.