Sparebank, Stavanger (NO)

Sparebank, Stavanger (NO)

Sparebank, Stavanger (NO)

Architect
Helen & Hard Architects Oslo/Stavanger
SAAHA AS Architects Oslo

Local Engineer
DOF Engineers Oslo

System Development
Creation Holz Herisau
Hermann Blumer

Year of construction
2017-2019

Planning contract
• Structural design concept
• Consulting architect and local engineer

Projektbeschrieb
In urban space – close to the port – an up to 7 storey high office building in timber-frame construction method emerged. The joints are put together with wooden Baubuche-dowels. Impressive is the atrium-like inner courtyard (Lobby) with swung staircases which are also made out of wood. The stability of the building is achieved through 4 central service cores made out of concrete. The building has an extinguishing system and the fire resistance of the structure is 90 minutes.

WIR GESTALTEN RÄUME
FÜR MENSCH + NATUR

Dolunay Villa, Mugla (TR)

Dolunay Villa, Mugla (TR)

Dolunay Villa, Mugla (TR)

Client
Blumer – Lehmann AG
Erlenhof
CH – 9200 Gossau

Architect
Foster + Partners
Riverside, 22 Hester Road
London SW11 4AN

Year of construction
2015-2019

Planning contract
• Structural design concept, dimensioning and development of execution details of the roof structure

Project description
The curved roof shape is resting on top of 24 single columns with spans from 6.6m up to 12m and is „floating“ above the building. At the, to the coast pointing front facade, the roof structure is cantilevering 5.5m beyond the
building. The roof surface measures about 26m x 62m in plan view. The bearing structure consists of primary beams made of beech and oak wood with single-curved secondary beams made of spruce wood spanning between the primary beams. A highlight is the partly double-curved edge beam made of oak wood enclosing the roof.

WIR GESTALTEN RÄUME
FÜR MENSCH + NATUR

“NeuesIdeenReich” for Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg (DE)

“NeuesIdeenReich” for Autostadt GmbH, Wolfsburg (DE)

“NeuesIdeenReich” for Autostadt GmbH,
Wolfsburg (DE)

Client
Hess Timber GmbH
Am Hundsrück 2
DE-63924 Kleinheubach

Architect
J.Mayer H. Architekten
Zementhaus Knesebeckstrasse 30
DE-10623 Berlin

Year of construction
2012-2013

Planning contract
• Structural design concept
• Statics and dimensioning
• Structural analysis, approval and execution statics

Project description
For the newly designed IdeenReich, a complex wooden structure was designed to promote various motor skills for children playing. Slides, seesaws, slack lines and much more were integrated into these indoor play equipment. The structure is milled from flame-retardant plywood blocks of beech veneer and up to 14m high.

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Cambridge Mosque, UK

Cambridge Mosque, UK

Cambridge Mosque, UK

Client
Blumer-Lehmann AG
Erlenhof
9200 Gossau

Architect
Marks Barfield Architects
50 Brommell‘s Road
UK-London

Year of construction
2017-2018

Construction costs
EUR 20 Mio.

Planning contract

  • Structural design concept
  • Structural analysis and dimensioning of timber construction
  • Design engineering
  • Structural analysis

Project description
Near the world-famous University of Cambridge, a new representative mosque with up to 1100 seats is being built for the growing Muslim community. 28 trees carry the roof including a 20-ton dome, which is enthroned on the roof in a golden way.

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Swatch, Biel

Swatch, Biel

Swatch, Biel

Client
Swatch Ltd.
Jakob-Stämpfli-Strasse 94
2504 Biel/Bienne

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, FR-Paris

Year of construction
2011-2018

Planning contract

  • Pre-project to concept development
  • Construction project
  • Tender
  • Development of execution details
  • Execution statics

Projektbeschrieb
The new headquarters of the watch manufacturer Swatch is located in a kite shaped 11’000m2 facade, which is supported by more than 2’000m3 free formed glulam beams. The beams were already formed into their individual shape during the gluing of the lamellas, which significantly reduces the volume to be cut off.

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La Seine Musicale, Paris (FR)

La Seine Musicale, Paris (FR)

La Seine Musicale, Paris (FR)

Client
Hess Timber GmbH
Am Hundsrück 2
DE-63924 Kleinheubach

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architects Europe, FR-Paris
Jean de Gastines Architects, FR-Paris

Year of construction
2014-2016

Planning contract

  • Structural design
  • Test planning and execution
  • Structural analysis
  • Sensitivity analyses concerning the inter-action of wood, steel, glass and concrete structures

Project description
On Seine-Island there is an outstanding concert hall with a shell of wood and glass. The freely shaped wooden supporting structure measures 45x70m and spans freely up to the roof at a height of 30m. The glulam blanks were glued in 3-dimensional curves and all surfaces were precisely milled over with NC technology. Settlements in combination with brittle structures such as glass are an enormous challenge for concept and dimensioning. At the same time, architect Shigeru Ban demands connections that are as steel-free as possible.

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ETH Zurich New-Build ITA-Roof, Zurich

ETH Zurich New-Build ITA-Roof, Zurich

ETH Zurich New-Build ITA-Roof, Zurich

Client
ETH Zürich Immobilien
Kreuzplatz 5
8032 Zürich

Architect
ETH Zürich
Institut for technology in architectur
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich

Year of construction
2010-2016

Planning contract

  • Support of the research project „Roof construction Arch_Tec_Lab“ in practical building terms
  • Support of the planning team in the preparation of the tender documents for timber construction
  • Implementation of PQM during execution

Project description
As part of a research project at ETH Zurich a new type of roof construction was developed. As a result, individual, small beams were laid with a robot to form a framework and nailed together. This meant that each beam could be joined together in a slightly offset manner, resulting in this full-surface supporting structure and undulating roof.

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Pavillon Kulm, St. Moritz

Pavillon Kulm, St. Moritz

Pavillon Kulm, St. Moritz

Developer
AG GRAND HOTELS ENGADINERKULM
7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

Client
Blumer-Lehmann AG, 9200 Gossau, Switzerland

Architect
Foster + Partners, London, Great Britain
Küchel Architects AG, 7500 St. Moritz, Switzerland

Year of construction
2016

Construction costs
approx. CHF 4 million

Planning contract
Structural design for the wooden construction of two grandstand roofs (main grandstand and secondary grandstand) and for the wall between the two grandstands.

Project description
Construction of new grandstand roof as part of the conversion of the pavilion of Hotel Kulm. The overhang of the two grandstand roofs is made of V-shaped cantilever beams in ash wood, which are clamped in reinforced concrete pedestals at the base. Wood-en hollow-box elements were used for the roof construction of both grandstands. The rectangular footprint of the main grandstand measures approx. 26.10 m x 8.40 m. The maximum height of the structure is approx. 4.80 m.

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Haesley Nine Bridges – Gold Club Yeoju, South Korea

Haesley Nine Bridges – Gold Club Yeoju, South Korea

New-build

Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club, Yeoju (KOR)

Client
Blumer-Lehmann AG
Erlenhof, CH-9200 Gossau, Switzerland

Developer
KACI International, ROK – Seoul, South Korea

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architekten, J – Tokio, Japan
Kevin S. Yoon, ROK – Seoul, South Korea

Year of construction
2008-2009

Planning contract
• Feasibility study
• Structural development
• Structural analysis

Project description
The clubhouse of an exclusive golf club in South Korea is supported by wooden columns and features a circular skylight (diameter 3 m) in the centre.
The 2,600 m² large, double-curved roof construction made of glulam timber was manufactured entirely in Switzerland and completed within seven months.

Awards
International Prize for Sustainable Architecture
World Architecture Award, March 2010

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Kilden Performing Arts Center Kristiansand, Norway

Kilden Performing Arts Center Kristiansand, Norway

New-build

Kilden Performing Arts Center Kristiansand, Norway

Client
Blumer-Lehmann AG
Erlenhof, 9200 Gossau, Switzerland

Developer
Trebyggeriet AS
Kjetså, NO-4737 Hornnes, Norway

Architect
ALA Arkitekter AS
Vestre Strandgate 42, NO-4612 Kristiansand, Norway

Year of construction
2008-2011

Planning contract
• Structural design of façade
• Structural analysis
• Structural analysis for approval

Projektbeschrieb
Kristiansand is located in the southwest of Norway and is of key importance in the Agder region. In 2002 a decision was made to build a concert and theatre house for the local symphony orchestra and the theatre college.
The key architectural feature of the exterior is a 4,000 m wave front made of knot-free Norwegian oak. The inauguration is scheduled for spring 2012.

• 4,000 m² double-curved façade of knot-free oak
• 12,500 custom formwork boards
• Substructure in individually curved laminated timber

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Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France

Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France

Centre Georges Pompidou Metz, France

Client
Holzbau Amann GmbH
Albtalstrasse 1, DE-79809 Weilheim-Bannholz, Germany

Architect
Shigeru Ban Architekten, J – Tokio

Planning contract

  • Feasibility study
  • Structural design
  • Extensive test planning and execution
  • Structural analysis
  • Sensitivity analyses of overall structure: Effects of the inter-
    action of wood, steel, membrane and concrete structures
Project description

The Centre Georges Pompidou in Metz was opened in 2010. The shape of the roof is reminiscent of an oversized straw hat that is pierced by three concrete pipes. The free-form supporting structure in glulam timber covers
an area of 8,500 m² and was sealed with a membrane.

Year of construction

2007 – 2009

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