The Training Academy is to give a new center to the district of Sodingen with a climate cover made of wood and glass.
The glass envelope with a length of 180 m, a width of 72 m and a height of 16 m is supported by a pure timber structure. The continuous main girder, designed as parallel-chord trusses, is supported by roundwood columns consisting of 130 year old spruce trunks. Suspended girders stabilized with stainless-steel cables are carrying the glass and photovoltaic panels on the roof and in the facades.
Jourda, Paris; Hegger Hegger und Schleif, Kassel
International LIGNA plus Award 2001 "HolzBauArchitektur",North Rhine-Westphalia Timber construction prize 1999,European Solar Prize 1999,German “Photovoltaics in Buildings” competition 1996
Stadt Herne; Land Nordrhein-Westfalen
Gebr. Schneider, Stimpfach; Kauffmann, Reuthe
- Our Scope of Work
conceptual design, construction design, site supervision