Holzer Kobler inserts large cubes within timber framework for communal space in Germany

January 9, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

The Erlebnis-Hus in St. Peter-Ording, Germany, serves as a multi-functional gathering space welcoming people of various ages and backgrounds. Embracing the motto of ‘play within, on, next to, under, and around the house,’ this architectural project by Holzer Kobler Architekturen and landscape architects Uniola integrates sustainability into the extended beach promenade. The architects drew inspiration from the traditional local pile construction methods while infusing it with a fresh perspective. The building features an exposed load-bearing structure crafted from laminated timber, while inside this framework, five large solid wood cubes are strategically positioned at different heights and locations. Each cube is dedicated to a specific function, hosting an analog playground, an information center, a store, a restaurant, an office, and sanitary facilities.

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