- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 04 Jan 2021
Faraday Future, Mare Island
The site, in Northern California adjacent to the Napa River, was recently positioned as a ‘zero-emission base’. It was formerly a naval base, and will support not only FF’s research, development, and manufacturing, but also an ongoing public programme and ecological restoration of the Napa’s banks.
The campus covers an area of approximately 130,000 sq. m, including 20,000 sq. m of buildings. MAD have designed an open concept campus with a unique structure taking into account FF’s science fictional ambition and mysterious surrealism..
MAD’s proposal consists of two low, metallic structures embedded within the site’s landscape. The user experience centre rises into a sculptural, reflective tower, the design of which allows clients to watch as their car is transported from the warehouse along the elevated light rail into the exhibition hall. The experience centre will be open to the public, with visitors able to observe the whole campus.
The double-height facility is punctured by a series of internal courtyards, maximising natural daylight, and providing employees with outdoor space. In line with the project’s ‘zero-emission, low energy’ ambition, the structures also have large roof overhangs, and operable glass façades that passively reduce solar gains and allow for natural ventilation.
Content and images courtesy of MAD.
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Improving facilities, accessibility and overall appearance.
Free download of TG 12/2021 available.
TESP works with The Youth Group to form skill sharing network.
Big tech collaborates on platform for the built environment.
Letter signed by 21 organisations sent to MHCLG.
A look at the Government's strategic approach.
Steps to help reduce the spread of infection inside buildings.
This social media-centred hobby can be both dangerous and illegal.
Millwork wall treatment with a long and illustrious history.
HSE introduces cumulative exposure calculator.
The Edwardians and their houses.
Cut off from civilian life for over 900 years.
Gaining green support from the carbon giants.
Click the button to subscribe.