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Urbach Tower / ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart

  • 06:00 - 23 May, 2019
  • Curated by Paula Pintos
Urbach Tower / ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart
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    • Institute for Computational Design and Construction, University of Stuttgart

      Prof. Achim Menges, Dylan Wood Architectural Design Self-forming Curved Wooden Components Research and Development
    • Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart

      Prof. Jan Knippers, Lotte Aldinger, Simon Bechert Structural Design and Engineering
    • Laboratory of Cellulose and Wood Materials, Empa & Wood Materials Science, ETH Zurich

      Dr. Markus Rüggeberg, Philippe Grönquist, Prof. I. Burgert - Self-forming Curved Wood Components Research and Development (PI)
    • Blumer-Lehmann AG, Gossau, Switzerland

      Katharina Lehmann, David Riggenbach- Self-forming Curved Wood Components Research and Development Wood Manufacturing and Construction
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    Text description provided by the architects. The Urbach Tower is a unique wood structure. The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of the curved wood components. This pioneering development constitutes a paradigm shift in timber manufacturing from elaborate and energy-intensive mechanical forming processes that require heavy machinery to a process where the material shapes entirely by itself.

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    This shape change is only driven by the wood’s characteristic shrinking during a decrease of moisture content. Components for the 14 m tall tower are designed and manufactured in a flat state and transform autonomously into the final predicted curved shapes during the industry-standard technical drying. This opens up new and unexpected architectural possibilities for wood structures, using a sustainable, renewable, and locally sourced building material.

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    The Urbach Tower is the first wood structure made from self-shaped components. It serves as a landmark building for the City of Urbach’s contribution to the Remstal Gartenschau 2019.

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    Cite: "Urbach Tower / ICD/ITKE University of Stuttgart" 23 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/917581/urbach-tower-icd-itke-university-of-stuttgart/> ISSN 0719-8884
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