The “Treehugger” pavilion for the Coblenz Chamber of Skilled Trades at the BuGa 2011
Type of building project: New construction
Special features: 640 running meters of glue-laminated wood were successfully joined over 480 junctions using 12,300 dowel pins
Construction site: Coblenz
Project completion: 2011
Size: ca. 156 m²
Architecture: Prof. Holger Hoffmann, One Fine Day, Düsseldorf, GE
Builder: Centre of Competence for Design, Production and Communication for the Coblenz Chamber of Skilled Trades
Photographer: Roland Borgmann, Münster, GE (1st and 2nd photo)
The pavilion with its exhibitions and workshops functioned as the flagship for the BUGA 2011 and, in so doing, drew attention to the attractiveness of the abundance of forms encompassing timber construction. 640 running meters of glue-laminated wood were successfully joined over 480 junctions using 12,300 dowel pins. The pavilion reveals that the conceptual idea was comprehensibly implemented – as the „abstract, man-made forest“ emerged.
Following the BuGa 2011, the pavilion was dismantled and reassembled at the new German Centre for Nutrition and Health (ZEG) building for the Coblenz Chamber of Skilled Trades.
The project was supported by the Ministry of the Environment, Forests and Consumer Protection, Rhineland-Palatinate. The monies originated from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).