Annen head office

A new system for the construction of lightweight wooden structures.

The Annen Head Office Project consists in a series of 23 vaults with spans ranging from 22.5 m to 53.7 m. The project will accommodate a 5800m2 facility including a timber prefabrication factory space and offices. 

Thanks to digital advances and the collaborative work of architects and research engineers, each vault has been discretized into singular boxes, made with industrial wood panels assembled with wood-wood connections. 

The entire structure was studied and tested beforehand, and the project is currently being carried out in Manternach.

Text defining the system-base and macro modelling approaches.

Project following a long term and continuous research and developments held at IBOIS. 

The research is available in the publication “A framework to automate the design of digitally-fabricated timber plate structures” Computers and Structures, Volume 244.

Location :
Manternach, Luxembourg
Client :
Annen Plus SA
Architect :
Valentiny hpv architects, Remerschen
Yves Weinand Architectes, Lausanne
Structural engineering :
Timber engineering :
Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège
Technological transfer :
Laboratory for Timber Construction, IBOIS, EPFL
Prof. Yves Weinand, Didier Callot, Anh Chi Nguyen, Aryan Rezaei Rad
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