Campus Restaurant and Event Space
Just outside stuttgart, Germany, this pavilion provides café and event space for workers at the campus of Trumpf, an international power tools, laser fabrication, and metal manufacturing concern. The space has seating for 700 employees, so that the 2,000 workers eat lunch in three shifts. The glass-enclosed building is shaded by a cantilevered, complex roof structure, developed with engineer Werner Sobek. The span is divided into nine large, triangular fields traced by a steel frame. The larger frame is filled with a cellular pattern of custom wooden glulam construction, enabled by the "mass customization" of CNC-routing and other digital fabrication techniques. Each of the cells was designed as an acoustic panel, skylight, or artificial light, according to performance requirements.
Photo © Christian Richters
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