kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
 
kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
sep 24, 2012

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome

this year’s people’s meeting in bornholm, denmark, is intended to spark debate and discussion about the future of housing. with a need for a venue, danish architects kristoffer tejlgaard and benny jepsen wanted to not only provide the space in which the event would take place, but also offer an independent piece that would in itself be a contribution. the ‘people’s meeting dome’ is in essence a deconstructed geodesic dome, a mathematically resolved and structurally efficient shape that unfortunately bears little architectural specificity to site. a geometric wooden frame composed of triangles as the smallest unit allowed the freedom to take differently sized sections and extrude, scale, push and pull them to accommodate programmatical elements as needed, in response to its physical context. the space structurally behaves the same and allows a column-less plan with small niches and crevices for seating and a stage.

 

 

all images and video © kristoffer tejlgaard

 

 

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. its construction possesses the potential to adapt to anyscope with the capability to adapt to changing needs. 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.

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
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kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
recycled wood planks wrap the surface in varying patterns

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
interior of the pavilion

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
sections of glass flood the space with light

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
custom steel plate connections act as nodes for all the members of the structure

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
wood was used for the entire construction, with metal connections and tension cables

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
fish-eye of the venue

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
construction site

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
(left) custom steel plates and angles, (right) construction of the dome

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
wooden structure

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
bird’s eye view

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
floor plan / level 0

kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
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kristoffer tejlgaard + benny jepsen: people's meeting dome
3D model

 

 

project info:

 

area: 212 sqm
height: 8 sqm
features: kitchen, bar, dining area and stage
client: bl, denmark’s public housing
architects: kristoffer tejlgaard & benny jepsen
engineer: henrik almegaard
site: allinge, bornholm, denmark
date: june 2012

  • nice… just a wood jewel

    crows
  • I love it, but how long will it hold up against the ellements?

    Fred A. Saas, Architect
  • does anyone know how much time the construction of this fabulous dome took?

    buho1122
  • @jim c

    interesting. i am of the opinion that it is currently at its peak. i understand what you mean about the solidity, but actually i can really appreciate the textures of the planks, and their sustainable significance. I think it holds much more meaning to society. it seems almost like the use of these pure pristine pieces is for the economically irresponsible. lets take what is being thrown out and repurpose it into something beautiful again, like i think this project does so well.

    the other hand
  • Beautiful piece.. that is visually wrecked with the use of used, pallet lumber. If I could only see it as a solid – the glass would perform visual magic. Too bad they had the extra time to push the design past its peak.

    Jim C.
  • a ‘sploded dome!

    nice to see someone thinking outside the dome

    dbkii

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