Zero Emission Pavilion / partnerundpartner-architekten

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Architects: partnerundpartner-architekten
Location: , Germany
Design Team: Jörg Finkbeiner, Klaus Günter
Structural Engineer: ZRS-Berlin
Construction Supervision: Jan Becker – Freiräume gestalten
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 75 sqm
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For this year’s annual Climate Week in Hamburg, partnerundpartner designed the main showroom of the 3rd Climate Week as an example for a sustainable temporary structure. Following the rules of “Cradle to Cradle” the pavilion is a CO2-positive space installation, which is completely recyclable.


The main structure is constructed with branches, crotches and small trunks of trees from the near surroundings. These naturally grown supporting structures have been connected to a space framework. Afterwards this structure can be trimmed and cut into shape.
Thus the branches define the appearance of the space and provide the structural support.

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The Zero Emission Pavilion exemplifies the life cycle of a building condensed to a temporary period of time. It uses the seasonal tree-cut as part of the local circle of resources. After the deconstruction of the pavilion all material will be shredded and led back as nutrient matter into the forest soil. This circle of resources could be experienced during the duration of the 3rd Climate Week in Hamburg.

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Cite: "Zero Emission Pavilion / partnerundpartner-architekten" 13 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>