Big Dutchman Agriculture Sdn Bhd is a global livestock equipment company that operates on the International Arena. Its ‘Brick by Brick’ relationship metaphor lies on its commitment to traditional values of building community, making connections as synonymous with building business. Thus has culminated in building its new 20 acres HQ and Warehouse campus in Bandar Bukit Raja Klang in Malaysia after outgrowing its current developed less than 10 years ago.
The site lies in a high density heavy Industrial zone surrounded by energy intensive factories which imposes visible infrastructural pressures into this area. This is in contrast to the origins of BDA operations in rural Europe where Industries co-exists in green sensitive environment. Therefore, the Klang Campus draws from its European origins by breaking the mould in Bukit Raja as an Industrial Facility set in a lush green landscaped environment. It builds on a low plinth ratio, adopts a human scale approach to large scale Warehouse Operations and maintains a low carbon footprint in a green friendly sustainable environment. Even the main gate Green wall is a symbolic signature drawn from its European origins.
‘BDA lifted on High’ is an Architectural Concept grounded in Sustainability and Optimism. The idea is to lift a traditional brick form and allow it to float in mid-air. It is a twist and a contradiction. It is a twist as technology allows for the walls to be suspended unexpectedly. It is a contradiction to see a traditional heavy masonry element float on air.