Centre d’activité Gare Grand Chalet Rossinière
A new system for the construction of lightweight wooden structures made from massive raw sawn timber blocs.

The roof of the Rossinière project will be made from plain hexagonal timber blocks with side-side and top top integral attachments such as shown here. 

Ibois will transfer technology to local companies of the pays d’Enhaut creating a new local circular economy. 

Specific scans will be operated on specific trees. Challenges are shrinking, geometric positioning of shingles, parametrization of shingle patterns.

Several prototypes have been built allowing for a surface structural behavior and thus forming a shell.

The research can be further explored in the following  publication:

Woodworking joints and assembly methods for locally sawn solid timber elements in free-form structures, IBOIS, Petras Vestartas

Extract of “Let’s meet Yves Weinand” by Mister Emma
Location :
Rossinère, Switzerland
Client :
InfraRoss SA
Architect :
Yves Weinand Architectes, Lausanne
Structural engineering :
Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège
Timber engineering :
Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège
Technological transfer :
Laboratory for Timber Construction, IBOIS, EPFL
Prof. Yves Weinand, Petras Vestartas
Status :