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World Design Capital Helsinki 2012

Pavilion
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20 August, 2012
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The 470 m (5,059 ft ) pavilion is a rectangular platform covered by a translucent
polycarbonate sheet supported by a triangular wooden grid. During the event, the
pavilion is hosting large audiences (maximum of 500), who come for lectures, film
series, exhibitions, as well as coffee breaks.
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Plan courtesy of architect
Within the pavilion there are two triangular enclosures used as a cafe and a
presentation space.
Detail section courtesy of architect
The floor of the pavilion is made of sawn timber structure, finished with pine glulam
planks.
Structural diagram of the roof courtesy of architect
red: primary beam, yellow: secondary beam, blue: tertiary beam, green: roofing support, black: column
Longitudinal section
Column details courtesy of architect
Exploded axonometry of column courtesy of architect
The roof is supported by 8 tree-like columns. The columns are made of six box-
sections with a lattice core of structural timber and 18 mm (0.31 in) birch-faced
plywood glued on either side. Each radiates its branches outward to support the
ceiling grid above.
Photography by Pekka Sinikoski
Exploded axonometric drawing of a typical beam intersection courtesy of architect
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Horizontal section courtesy of architect
The beams are similarly built with a core of structural timber finished with birch-faced
plywood.
Diagram of bench unit courtesy of architect
Triangular benches, built around the bases of existing trees, are constructed by
stacking UPM ProFi, a proprietary recycled wood / plastic composite.
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