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Bayer CropScience Building


Zárate, Buenos Aires

Total surface:

1000 sq. meters


35 recycled maritime containers

Total construction time:

6 months

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Container Buildings Project - Bayer Building
Container Buildings Project - Bayer Building
Container Buildings Project - Bayer Building

A building of more than 1000 sq. m, built from recycled maritime containers, houses the offices and laboratory of Bayer Crop Science in the Zárate Industrial Logistics Park, Argentina.

Innovation, efficiency and sustainability are the pillars of this ambitious architectural project that is stunning because of its magnitude and design. Constructing the building, which was finished in 6 months, has multiple spaces specially designed for the staff who undergo their work tasks there.

Project Design and Director: María Eugenia Pignataro, Architect

  • A cafeteria for 100 people. A kitchen, bathrooms and a production area.
  • Changing rooms, a space for the medical department, and restrooms adapted for the disabled.
  • A management reception area, Offices for the Site Manager, and a filing room.
  • An impressive cantilevered designed meeting room.
  • Production offices and administrative area.
  • A quality control laboratory, packaging area and an exclusive area for the control of raw materials and

35 shipping containers and a large quantity of recycled materials or the recomposing of other materials were reused, such as agglomerates, phenolic plates, recycled cellulose insulation.

Heating and Air Conditioning System

Energy consumption ranges from 43% to 50% of the total energy used in a traditional building.

Lighting System

Energy consumption accounts for 21.4% of what the same building would consume with moderate type lighting.

Environmental Impact

It has an effluent treatment plant that filters all the waste and decreases the weight of the building having any adverse effect on where it stands.