West Fest Pavilion
Temporary timber structure

The West Fest Pavilion was conceived as a temporary spatial structure with an integrated bar for a major public event hosted by the Canton Zurich.
The wooden structure consists of 16 elements made from 372 slats. Each of the elements is individually rotated, producing a progression of subtly varied spaces. The columns transform from a vertical load bearing structure to the horizontal roof. Openings within the structure and constructive detailing are derived from the requirements of the fabrication process. The columns are constructed by a digitally controlled robot that cut and precisely places the slats according to the structural logic of the pavilon.

The pavilion was developed in the context of a research project at the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the ETH Zurich.
Status:
Completed
Year:
2009
Academic Institution:
ETH Zurich, Architecture and Digital Fabrication, Prof. Gramazio, Prof. Kohler
Client:
Hochbauamt Kanton Zürich
Consultants:
Basler & Hofmann
Lead Researchers:
Roman Kallweit, Michael Knauß
Team:
Ralph Bärtschi, Thomas Kohlhammer, Matthias Krucker, Michael Lyrenmann
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