The Wood Fusion Pavilion 2018 has been exhibited at the Wood Products & Technology fair in Gothenburg 28-31 August. The pavilion explores the possibility of strengthening an actively bent geodesic timber gridshell by the addition of pre-stressing cables.
During the assembly process the, load-deflection tests were conducted to capture the behavior of the shell. Preliminary results shows a significant increase in stiffness of the shell after the pre-stressed cables were installed.
Part of the pavilion will be exhibited again at AAG2018 in September at Chalmers.