Timber Construction Award Baden-Wuerttemberg 2015

July 23, 2015 / Inst. for Computational Design (Prof. Menges)
Inst. of Building Structures & Structural Design (Prof. Knippers)
Inst. of Engineering Geodesy (Prof. Schwieger)

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall

The Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Schwäbisch Gmünd, the demonstrator building of our collaborative research and development project "Robotics in Timber Construction", has received the Groundbreaking Innovation Award at the Timber Construction Award 2015 of the state of Baden-Württemberg.
The jury mentioned its "exemplary role for innovative developments in timber construction". Specifically, "the segmented shell demonstrates the performative capacity of wood while using a minimal amount of material and therefore epitomizes resource effectiveness. Its finger-joint plate connections and its use of beech plywood for the 50mm thin shell structure are novel examples for a sustainable use of locally sourced hard wood. The structure was enabled through a synthesis of computational design, simulation, and robotic fabrication methods, which have been combined in this project in an innovative and praiseworthy way."
The price was awarded on July 22, 2015 by the Minister of Rural Affairs and Consumer Protection, Alexander Bonde.
Congratulations to the team and our supporters!

Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall project team (left-to-right): Jian-Min Li, Prof. Jan Knippers, Tobias Schwinn, Oliver Krieg, Prof. Achim Menges, Reinhold Müller, Karl-Eugen Ebertshäuser.


ICD Institute for Computational Design and Construction
Prof. A. Menges (PI), Tobias Schwinn, Oliver David Krieg

ITKE Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design
Prof. J. Knippers, Jian-Min Li

IIGS Institute of Engineering Geodesy
Prof. Volker Schwieger, Annette Schmitt

Müllerblaustein Holzbau GmbH
Reinhold Müller, Benjamin Eisele

KUKA Roboter GmbH
Alois Buchstab, Frank Zimmermann

Landesbetrieb Forst Baden-Württemberg
Sebastian Schreiber, Frauke Brieger

Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH
Karl-Eugen Ebertshäuser, Sabine Rieger



EFRE European Union
Clusterinitiative Forst und Holz Baden Württemberg
Landesgartenschau Schwäbisch Gmünd 2014 GmbH
müllerblaustein Bauwerke GmbH
KUKA Roboter GmbH
Landesbetrieb Forst Baden-Württemberg



Adler Deutschland GmbH
Autodesk GmbH
Carlisle Construction Materials GmbH
Fagus Stiftung
Gutex H. Henselmann GmbH & Co. KG
Hess & Co. AG
MPA - Materials Testing Institute, University of Stuttgart
Leitz GmbH & Co. KG
Spax International GmbH & Co. KG



Tobias Schwinn, University of Stuttgart, Institute for Computational Design and Construction
Andrea Mayer-Grenu, University of Stuttgart, University Communications


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