Lord Norman Foster is the famous British architect who is known for his modern and innovative designs with a stress on functionality. His latest work is the beautiful new factory or should we say “production centre” for McLaren. The new centre is already witness to some hectic activity as the legendary racing marquee is busy assembling their killer new MP4-12C super car. It is a fitting tribute to the new facility, a new racing machine that is the best in its category.
This facility has come up adjacent to the MacLaren’s Technology Centre which was also designed and built by Foster six years ago. The Production Centre cost an estimated £45 million, or about $70 million, to build. Every aspect of the structure is clean clinical and present for a good reason. It has been appreciated by experts and design journals. One of the unique features of the centre is its roof which is designed to collect rain water and a displacement ventilation system.
The Production Centre is a low energy, eco-friendly structure. Foster has connected the new facility with the Technology Centre by a subterranean walkway for ease of communication between the design and engineering teams. The impact on a new visitor is great because of the all white interior and all black outfit of the technicians that present no hindrance to the colors of the cars.