Timber Pavilion, Theatre of Vidy-Lausanne
An outsized example of Japanese origami
2017 Timber Pavilion, Theatre of Vidy-Lausanne (CH)
|Client||Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne|
|Architect||Yves Weinand Architectes sàrl, locally assisted by Atelier Cube|
|Timber Engineering||Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège|
|Technological transfer||Laboratory for Timber Constructions, IBOIS, EPFL
Prof. Dr Yves Weinand, Didier Callot, Anh Chi Nguyen, Aryan Rezaei Rad
|Awards||Mention Régionale Prix Lignum 2018
Grand Prix d’Architecture de Wallonie 2019
The Vidy Pavilion project is the world’s first realization of a large structure assembled entirely using wood-wood joints.
This pavilion is the manifesto of new horizons and new forms for contemporary wooden architecture, made possible thanks to new technologies. Its origami shape, with sloping sides and sharp edges, contrasts with the strictly vertical and horizontal surfaces, the cubic volumes, the traditional column-beam system and truss structure.
Timber and its industrial by-products are a multifunctional material, which can be, in turn and simultaneously, façade, envelope, structure and roof.
Text: Sandrine Perroud
Source: Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering | ENAC
Images: Alain Herzog / Ilka Kramer