Nabucco, Lausanne cathedral

Benches and bleachers

2018 Nabucco – benches & bleachers, 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
Prof. Dr Yves Weinand, Petras Vestartas, Loïc Pelletier, Martin Nakad

Completed Novembre 2018

The benches and bleachers designed to welcome the spectators of the Nabucco opera at Lausanne Cathedral were entirely assembled using wood-wood connections, without glue nor screws.

Combining traditional mortise and tenon connections with snap-fit joints, developed at the Laboratory for Timber Constructions, these benches and bleachers can be disassembled and reused for future events.