Think Dome, Think Wood, Think Sweden

Connected World
January 22, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

The dome has been a staple of architecture for thousands of years. Made of contemporary materials, brick and mortar or wood primarily, domes have covered churches and stadiums around the world. …Currently, the Superior Dome, a domed stadium on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan, is the largest wooden dome at 143 feet tall, a diameter of 536 feet, covering an area of 5.1 acres with a volume of 16,135,907 cubic feet. …For an example of a dome for education, look across the Atlantic to Europe and Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology in Stockholm. The Wisdome Stockholm building encompasses a wooden architectural design creating an arched-shaped room of 1,325 square meters (14,262 sq.ft). The Wisdome project is based upon a collaboration between Sweden’s five leading science centers… and incorporates the involvement of more than ten universities and research facilities.

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