The most curious wood projects in the world – (wood panels) Part I
- 13 June, 2014
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Inspiration, News
We often find wood ceilings, wood walls, wood structures in buildings, but rarely such complete wood projects, like these.
Wood is a top construction material, and there are even skyscrapers that are made of wood (see: “The new ceilings of the world, will they be wood ceilings? The arrival of wood skyscrapers”). A little investigation can discover true architectural treasures made of wood that go beyond the mere use of wood walls, wood ceilings,wood interiors… we are talking about true wood projects that will leave you with your mouth open.
Here are some wood projects:
The Metropol Parasol, Seville (Spain)
Of all the wood ceilings in the world, it is the largest with a total area of 12.670 m². It was designed by the German architect Jürgen Mayer who opted for massive use of wood panels for the construction of the structure. It is used as a viewpoint of Seville and boasts a restaurant at the top.
The Stadthaus in London (United Kingdom)
It is the tallest wood building in the world, with 9 floors, and it is located in East London. It has 29 flats and was built in only 11 months by assembling prefabricated wood panels. The work was carried out by 4 employees from a technical carpentry. In addition to FR doors, it has external wood panelling with 90 minute fire resistance.
The Skip Pavilion of the Belval Foundation (Luxembourg)
This space is intended for organising various events, such as exhibitions, workshops, presentations, etc. It was built in its entirety (structure and cladding) with wood panels, and the exterior was covered with yellow lacquered aluminium. Both inner linings and wall covering are also made of wood.
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