BUGA Wood Pavilion wins special award for Innovation

The University of Stuttgart’s wooden pavilion, presented at the national g

The University of Stuttgart’s wooden pavilion, presented at the national garden show (BUGA), has been awarded the special prize for innovation of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL). [ Picture: ICD/ITKE]

The BUGA Wood Pavilion wins HolzbauPlus 2020 Award in the category - Special Award for Innovation. Out of almost 200 entries, the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) awarded 7 prizes, 3 special prizes and 9 recognitions in various categories.

"The BUGA Wood Pavilion demonstrates the possibilities of material-efficient lightweight wood construction in a way that attracts public attention, and also shows the potential of research activities for the use of renewable raw materials in the construction industry. The possibilities for the building task of adding storeys and the recyclability addressed here convinced the jury to award a special prize for innovation."

Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture Julia Klöckner highlights at the award ceremony: "The use of wood is active climate protection - because it stores carbon. So anyone who builds with it is acting!"

BUGA wooden pavilion

The BUGA wooden pavilion demonstrates a new approach to digital wooden construction. The segmented shell structure is based on the biological principles of sea urchin skeleton plates, which have been the subject of research at the Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) at the University of Stuttgart for the past year. The project involved the development of a robot production platform for the automated assembly and the milling of the 376 customized segments of the pavilion. Using as little material as possible, the wooden roof spans 30 meters, covering the central concert and event hall of the BUGA, creating a unique architectural space.

Film BUGA Wooden Pavilion, Bundesgartenschau Heilbronn 2019


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