This Giant Wooden Pavilion Was Built Entirely By Robots
The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Stuttgart is made up of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates.
The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall is a peanut-shaped pavilion conceived at the University of Stuttgart as part of the ‘Robotics in Timber Construction’ research project. Constructed entirely by a robotic prefab building system, it showcases the current developments and innovations in computational design and robotic fabrication for lightweight timber construction.
Funded by the European Union and the state of Baden-Württemberg, the dome-shaped building with its convex polygonal plates is both material and energy-efficient. It is the first to have its primary structure entirely made of robotically prefabricated beech plywood plates. 243 geometrically varying plates were created over the course of three weeks, along with the digital prefabrication of the insulation, waterproofing and cladding.