The building as a machine. With factorymaker, industrial and logistics buildings and their internal processes are seen as a cohesive unit. The AI-supported software solution enables informed design variants for building and process planning to ensure their efficiency and sustainability. factorymaker carries out automated, data-driven variant studies of numerous process and building design options. Each design is subjected to a multi-criteria assessment that takes into account life cycle costs, eco-indicators and flexibility. factorymaker supports decision-makers in the initial planning phases. The holistic simulation of the entire planning area, the transparent mapping of the effects and consequences of different planning variants enables well-founded decisions for sustainable buildings.