Nabucco, Lausanne cathedral

Wood Spirale, an innovative scenography for Nabucco Opera

2018 Nabucco – Spirale, Lausanne (CH)

Location Lausanne, Switzerland
Client Amabilis, Lausanne
Architect Yves Weinand Architectes sàrl, Lausanne
Timber Engineering Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège
Technological Transfer Laboratory for Timber Constructions IBOIS EPFL
Prof. Dr Yves Weinand, Petras Vestartas, Loïc Pelletier, Martin Nakad
Completed Novembre 2018

The project Nabucco, at Lausanne Cathedral, presents an innovative scenography entirely in wood, which can be assembled and disassembled without special tools and is realized thanks to a technological transfer of snap-fit joints, an innovative wood-wood connection, developed at the Laboratory for Timber Constructions, EPFL.

The spiral, discretized in 26  boxes made from assembled wooden panels, symbolizes the rise to power, arrogance, and tensions of the human condition.

Photos : Claude Bornand