Unique Shipping Pallets Pavillion in German
Shipping pallets are found all over the world and make for a sturdy low cost building material. Its accounts for the remarkable rise of “Palletecture” projects. Matthias Loebermann built a beautiful temporary pavilion out of reclaimed shipping pallets for the Nordic Alpine Skiing World Championship in Oberstdorf, Germany. It was in 2005.
He designed and built this pavilion out of 1300 shipping pallets and held them together using tie rods and pull straps.
This unique building measure 6 meters high, 8 meters wide and 18 meters long. With the shipping pallets are stacked on top of each other in a curvilinear design, tied together with tie rods and pulled tight with compression straps.
The unique shape from the design interior which like cave room created by the irregular geometric from the design. Not only that, at night the interior was lit with a lamp and glare reflectors that brilliantly shone out through the gaps of the pallets.
The temporary pavilion was used as a meeting place and media room for athletes and press to come to after their competitions. At the time of the skiing competitions, it was obviously winter and the structure was often covered in snow.
As the pavilion was constructed of only tie rods, straps and pallets, dismantling and recycling the structure was quite simple after the competition was over.