Projects    |    Durst

Durst

2019 | CLT |

ITALY

Ergodomus was commissioned to design the engineered timber facade of the new main headquarters building of the Italian company ‘Durst’. A hybrid construction, the main structure is made of concrete, the building’s auditorium from steel and its undulating façade from CLT. The outer surface of this innovative engineered timber wall is faced with bespoke white panels. CLT proved to be less expensive than other structural facade materials whilst also guaranteeing the dimensional stability of the design’s curvature and locking in more than 140 tonnes of atmospheric CO2. 

The complex geometries involved in accommodating more than 400 different windows (with no 90° angles!) in the undulating surface required very precise machining of more 1300 sq.m. of CLT. The design solution utilised a sophisticated BIM workflow using Rhinoceros + Grasshopper, Tekla (for steel), AutoCAD and HSBcad, with Ergodomus evolving a way to import “baked” Rhino files into HSBcad without losing information. The files were then exported them to CNC cutting machines. 

The completed, dramatic facade is an outstanding example of WYDIWYG: What You Draw Is What You Get. 

Architects: Monovolume – architecture+design
www.monovolume.cc


Pictures:Paolo Rizzoli

Façade: Frener & Reifer
www.frener-reifer.com


CLT supplier:Lignoalp
www.lignoalp.com


Client:
www.durst-group.com

Services offered by Ergodous:
DfMA drawings, CNC files

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Ergodomus Timber Engineering

Loc. Fratte, 18/4

(c/o Centro Commerciale Ponte Regio),
38057 Pergine Valsugana (TN)
Italy

 

(+39) 0461 510932
 
info@ergodomus.it

Our passion for timber engineering knows no limits nor borders. Whatever and wherever your timber engineering challenges might be, we’ll bring you inspired solutions. Call us. 

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