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  7. Binder Woodcenter Executive Pavilion / Matteo Thun & Partners

Binder Woodcenter Executive Pavilion / Matteo Thun & Partners

  • 01:00 - 6 September, 2013
Binder Woodcenter Executive Pavilion / Matteo Thun & Partners
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber
  • Architects

  • Location

    Kösching, Germany
  • Project leader architecture

    Bruno Franchi
  • Project leader interior design

    Uta Bahn
  • Architects in Charge

    Oliver Hofmeister, Julia Leinfelder, Jens Seemüller
  • Interior Designer

    Michael Catoir
  • Area

    4000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2007
  • Photographs

© Jens Weber © Jens Weber © Jens Weber © Jens Weber + 13

  • Landscaping

    Laura Zampieri
  • Light designer

    Simone Fumagalli
  • Electronic system

    Franz Binder GesmbH Holzindustrie, A - 6263 Fügen/Zillertal
  • Construction documentation

    Harald Dablander, Bahnhofstraße 2, A - 6361 Hopfgarten
  • Site supervision

    Ing.-Büro Seibold + Seibold, Kardinal-Preysing-Platz 14, D - 85072 Eichstätt
  • Statics

    Merz Kaufmann Partner GmbH, Sägerstraße 4, A - 6850 Dornbirn
  • Technical and sanitary facilities

    Ing.-Büro Angerer Walter, Kienbergstraße 33 a, A - 6200 Jenbach
  • Electric planning

    MS Consulting, Martin Scherbaum, Hans-Denck-Str. 16, D - 85051 Ingolstadt-Spitalhof
  • Shell work

    Dechant Baumanagement GmbH, Abt-Knauer-Str. 3, D - 96260 Weismain
  • Wood construction

    Sohm Holzbautechnik GmbH., Bühel 818, A - 6861 Alberschwende
© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

Text description provided by the architects. Binder is one of the leading European companies in the wood industry. The clean-cut and precisely designed new executive pavilion of the Kösching wood mill to the north of Munich, Bavaria, is surrounded by warehouses: an all-glass central section (the entrance hall) and four lateral constructions, made of alternating glass and wooden panels, wedged into the former to create a clean-cut H-shaped base and two inner courtyards, two quiet, dry gardens on either side of the foyer.

© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

The first courtyard serves reception purposes, the second is more private. Together with the entrance structure they form a transparent sequence, an axis of visibility opening onto the surrounding countryside. Another axis perpendicular to the first runs lengthways right across the central section: a sort of crossroads for the eyes, visual trajectories melding the transition between inside and outside into a seamless flow of space. Everything is set beneath a large flat roof, a big wooden sheet with powerful overhangs, projecting over the courtyards like a wide-brimmed hat.

© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

The building programme is equally clear: administration offices and spaces for holding conferences and seminars, a single-storey office building which exploits, to the very last millimetre, the construction-perceptual properties of wood. But a very innovative kind of wood.

© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

The entire building is actually made of BBS panels (Binder-Brettsperrholz), one of the leading products in the Binder catalogue: large and very thick (27 cm) prefabricated sheets of multi-layered structural plywood (spruce and larch) made entirely of wood, geometrically combined in the least laborious way possible to form a versatile “raw material” for building. It has excellent heat, sound and fireproof properties and does not require any extra insulation. Full-height coplanar glass panels alternate with BBS panels of the same size to form a lively façade pattern framing the surrounding landscape: transparency and material substance to create an idea of contrast.

© Jens Weber
© Jens Weber

The interiors duly follow suit, with dark shades on the surfaces and clear colours for the furniture; vice-versa, depending on the area involved, the finishes come in natural stone, felt, leather and wool, with custom-coatings for the office units. How to create a business card in the guise of architecture.

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Cite: "Binder Woodcenter Executive Pavilion / Matteo Thun & Partners" 06 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/423304/binder-woodcenter-executive-pavilion-matteo-thun-and-partners/> ISSN 0719-8884
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