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Biobasecamp pavilion aims to demonstrate the potential of timber in architecture



A timber pavilion called Biobasecamp at Dutch Design Week brought together projects that demonstrate the potential of the "concrete of the future" to fight against climate change.
Studio Marco Vermeulen built the wooden pavilion as a covered exhibition-space for a series of displays highlighting how timber can be used in bio-based architecture projects.
Called Biobasecamp, the pavilion was erected in Ketelhuisplein in the Strijp-S district of Eindhoven for the duration of Dutch Design Week.

The roof of the pavilion was the shape of a five-pronged star with squared corners. It was built by timber construction specialists Derix from 200 metres-cubed of lightweight, modular 16 by 3.5 metre cross-laminated timber (CLT) boards.
"We want to introduce visitors to bio-based building and in particular the use of cross-laminated timber," said the studio. "It generates a starting point of exploration for designers and clients towards the possibilities that this 'concrete of the future' offers."
A staircase from ground-level allowed the roof deck ? which was dotted with trees ? to double as a viewing deck and gathering area.
The supporting pillars that held up the deck were made from trunks of poplar trees taken from the motorway between Den Bosch and Eindhoven.
The trees had to be cleared from the edge of the road for road safety reasons, due to their age and the risk of being uprooted, and were repurposed for the pavilion.

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