Industry 4.0 compliance is largely focused on Digital Technology for the future of manufacturing and linking all processes within the manufacturing zones through systems that make it compliant. These systems can easily be put into place with little bearing on the physical master plan.

However, in order to design a facility that is Industry 4.0 relevant the focus must shift to the PEOPLE and the connection of technology and the staff. From interviews with industrial companies, the biggest challenges center around internal issues such as culture, organization, leadership and skills. The absence of a digital culture and the right training was identified as a top challenge by more companies.

Our Master Plan Design focuses on PEOPLE & CULTURE to drive this transformation. By adding spaces which can infuse this DIGITAL CULTURE into the staff of the factory, the design delivers empowering data to the staff when they are merely moving through the site passively.

This way the people understand their role in the transformation required to be Industry 4.0 compliant – by living and breathing this culture they become in tune with it. Modifying behaviour through neuroscience and spatial design, it is possible to drive the staff into this digital culture while they go about their daily functions and routine lunchtime habits.