• Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge, and Innovation

    Greg LYNN FORM, "Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge, and Innovation."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    The Center for Fulfillment, Knowledge, and Innovation is a reimagination of the historic Detroit Packard Plant. The new complex combines a transport hub, industrial park, factory, and university, to transform the Packard Plant in response to accelerated innovation in robotic manufacturing, autonomous transportation, and online retail. The architecture of the new complex prioritizes flow, movement, and processing—an interconnected network of products, people, robots, and ideas. . . .

    The design evolved through the use of the Microsoft HoloLens and the visualization work of Framestore.

    The historic buildings’ first two floors house inventory including an online retail fulfillment center, a food port, an autonomous livery-car depot, and an aerial-drone port. The upper level consists of four corporate research centers and an auditorium/convention center. The entire complex is anchored by two five-story university satellite buildings, connected on the fourth level by a walkway that supports four reconfigurable collaboration spaces that can be moved and docked adjacent to research and conference centers seasonally. Below the research park and above the fulfillment center a 1.7-mile-long logistics-drone superhighway links between the 25 existing elevator cores on the site creates an efficient thoroughfare for the intelligent movement of goods, equipment, and materials.


    Greg Lynn FORM
    Melissa Shin
    Sean Boyd
    Jasper Lynn
    May Wang

    UCLA IDEAS Robotics Lab
    Peter Vikar

    UCLA A+UD PhD Research Assistants
    Iman Ansari
    Jia Gu
    Alexander Maymind

    Trimble & Microsoft HoloLens
    Aviad Almagor
    Darren Thomson
    Darrin Hurd
    Jordan Lawver

    Ben West, Creative Director
    Chris Eckardt, CG Supervisor
    Anthony Gibbs, Design Lead
    Duncan Elms, Design
    John Cook, CG Lead
    Sean Dollins, CG Artist
    James Healy, CG Artist
    Caleb Ollivant, CG Artist
    Pedram Torbati, Editor
    Humberto Reyanga, VFX Editor
    Jonah Braun, Colorist
    Beau Leon, Color Supervisor
    Stephanie Espinetti, Production Coordinator

    Drone Footage
    Keith Muratori

    Photographs By
    Mike Boening
    Jon W

    Piaggio Fast Forward
    Jamar Bromley

    Thanks to the Canadian Centre for Architecture.

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