HYUNDAI LOGISTICS CENTER

NEW BUILDINGS AND
ADAPTIVE REUSE OF EXISTING STRUCTURES
ON TEN-HECTARE FORMER TEXTILE FACTORY COMPLEX IN LAGUNA



The Hyundai Logistics Center in Calamba, Laguna, is the conversion of a former textile factory into a processing plant for automobiles.  The ten-hectare property included a one-hectare factory building that had once been completely enclosed, electrically lit, and air-conditioned.  Hyundai Philippines’ corporate vision called for the conversion of this dark and abandoned industrial site into an environmentally sustainable complex.   

The Adaptive Reuse of this 1980s complex was rooted in an essential transition from darkness to light.  Roofs were adjusted and equipped with light monitors to bring in natural light.  Walls were opened up to bring in natural ventilation.  Original marble floors were repaired and reused.  Green roof were installed where possible.  The result has been a naturally cool well-lit space where worker morale is high, and where electricity bills are half what they would normally be. 

The project has been given the GREEEN Kamagong award, which is the highest ranking accorded by PGBI, or the Philippine Green Building Initiative.