Danish architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen decided to create an venue for events – a deconstructed, geodesic dome using locally-sourced recycled wood.
Instead of a generic dome and full-formed structure, this deconstructing of the dome’s form is done in response to the program, the site and to daylighting.
A frame consists of triangles,allowing the architects to play with the form, creating niches for different uses like kitchen, bar, dining area and stage, while being punctuated overall with contrasting areas of clear glazing with wooden cladding. Its construction possesses the potential to adapt to any scope with the capability to adapt to changing needs
The connections are made with custom steel plates that allow full flexibility through modularity. Any group of triangular modules can be removed, expanded or contracted, made into a window, a door, or treated with a different veneer. The metal nodes incorporate the external structure as well as the interior rafters and tension cable connections.
A table of stress levels was produced with engineer Henrik Almegaard pinpointing four strength classes and minimizing the use of extensive material. All the wood used in the project is locally grown douglas pine, with 2×4’s and 2×6’s comprising the frames, and recycled old boards wrapping the facade in different patterns. It’s a temporary structure and alternative way to approach the building of a geodesic dome.