BioMat Research Pavilion - Jan Petrš Architecture

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  • Photo: Kristina Balusikova

The pavilion is a double-curved, parametrically designed segmental shell of light, single-curved wood and biocomposite elements supported by three curved crossed wooden beams. The project is the result of 10 months of intensive work, which is based on several years of research in the field of the application of biobased materials and various concepts for a future-oriented sustainable architecture.
Opening ceremony took a  place on Wednesday, August 15th at 6 p.m. next to the Kollegiengebäude II on the Campus Stadtmitte opposite the Katharinenhospital. Can be visited until end of December 2018.
The pavilion is the direct result of cooperation between experienced architects, around 40 architecture students over two semesters, with support from the University of Stuttgart, the German Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) under the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Baden-Württemberg Foundation and multiple industrial funding.
Industrial and research cooperation took place with: Fraunhofer-Institut für Holzforschung (Fraunhofer WKI), Mathias Stange ETS and profine GmbH in the framework of the Research Project (BioProfile), FKZ: 22021516.
International and local collaboration has taken place, among others with the Technical University Eindhoven in the Netherlands (TU/e) – Department of Built Environment – Prof. Patrick Teuffel and various institutes of the University of Stuttgart, including the Institute of Construction and Structural Design (KE, Faculty 02: Civil and Environmental Engineering) – Prof. Urlike Kuhlmann and the Institute of Engineering Geodesy (IIGS, Faculty 06: Aerospace Engineering and Geodesy) – Prof. Volker Schwieger

Year: 2018
Status: Realization
Program: Research Pavilion
Location: Stuttgart
Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hanaa Dahy
Tutors: Michaela Mey, Jan Petrš, Piotr Baszyński

Students SS18:
(Design Development, Fabrication & Assembly)
Daniel Bieberstein, Lena Bienert, Claudia Böning, Julia Boos, Jasmin Min Chu, Yamac Ölcer, Silvia Richter Martínez, Reza Sadeghi, Timo Sippach, Lisa Unterberger, Quim Vilafranca Molero, Francesca Weiß, Sihui Wu

Students WS17-18:
(Concept Development)
Mariana Zollino – initial concept author of the assembly module.
Helena Bartl, Jake Benedikt, Wei Ju Chi, Arzum Coban, Jan Ingo Haller, Leroy Handojo, Juan Esteban Hernandez Cardona, Viktorya Ivanova, Julian Karl, Corinna Kernl, Laura Kiesewetter, Jasmin Min Chu, Quim Vilafranca Molero, Dominik Plag, Yamac Ölcer, Reza Sadeghi, Frederica Savioa, Timo Sippach, Allan Soares, Thomas Strasser, Schichao Wang, Hao Xu

Structural Analysis
Eindhoven University of Technology, Department of the Built Environment
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Patrick Teuffel ISD, Innovative Structural Design
Arjan Habraken ISD, Innovative Structural Design
Dirk Bos ISD, Innovative Structural Design

Consultants: University of Stuttgart
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Kuhlmann Institut für Konstruktion und Entwurf
Janusch Töpler Institut für Konstruktion und Entwurf
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schwieger Institut für Ingenieurgeodäsie
Gabriel Kerekes Institut für Ingenieurgeodäsie
Technical support:
Andreas Kulla, Michael Preisack, Michael Schneider, Michaela Tondera
Students Scientific Assistants:
Hasan Algan, Kristína Balušíková, Farnaz Fattahi, Masih Imani, Julian Karl, Timo Sippach, Zerihun Waje