In the Chinese province of Shanxi, near the city of Taiyuan with a population of four million, a botanical garden of gigantic proportions is being built. The restaurant is designed similar to traditional Chinese temples and is reminiscent of the wooden structures of a Chinese pagoda. After some studies aimed at bringing the structure on a contemporary and economically sensible basis, a shifted wooden structure made of stacked glued laminated timber elements was established as the main supporting structure of a very attractive and atmospheric space.
Embedded in the landscape, the geometry of the restaurant detaches itself from it on the one hand and extends to the lake. The restaurant consists of 750 m³ straight glulam beams, which were manufactured at the HASSLACHER Group's location in Magdeburg. The restaurant and tea house are right next to the Taiyuan Domes, which is home to the Botanical Garden.
|Taiyuan / China
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|750 m³ glued laminated timber of wood species spruce