Sketches

Monday, 30 January 2017

Mission foods in Moscow

This is what I do. I design factories, in this case a tortilla plant to be located in Stupino, Russia, 80 km south of Moscow. I made the design for the Mexican firm Mission foods, the largest or one of the largest producers of tortilla bread in the world.
Of course, the aim is to make a production plant, efficient and clean, compliant to all latest food regulations (you can fill a truck with those regulations....). Even so, I always try to give it some touch.
But sometimes you just have to let go, Russians don't like foreigners to be in control.
The plant will be opened within a few weeks, and this is what the building looks like in reality.
Try and spot the 10 differences....


4 comments:

Miú said...

Het ontwerp is mooi, Rene, maar...
het gebouw ziet er niet zoiets als het oorspronkelijke ontwerp!
Het moet een beetje frustrerend zijn, niet?

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Miu. Yes a bit frustrating. But you get used to it in my lime of work.

Michael Lukyniuk said...

They don't look at all like the same buildings. The loading docks have disappeared, the entrance area has been eliminated, and the tanks seem to have been placed inside (rather dangerous I would think). They have built a big box enclosure. Who knows what lies within.
While your job must be interesting in designing different industrial structures and travelling to various countries, I guess the frustrations in adapting to the clients whims must weigh heavy at times. But, I guess that that's part of the job.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Michael. Well put.