Wooden Sphere "Steinberg am See"
The worldwide largest walkable wooden sphere
In 2019, a masterpiece of engineering opened its doors in Steinberg am See, Germany. The worldwide largest walkable wooden sphere (capacity for 950 visitors at a time) by inMotion Park Seenland GmbH is superlative in many ways. With a weight of over 500 tons, a height of 40 metres and a diameter of almost 50 metres, this project can already be seen from afar. 627 m³ of glued laminated timber, 190 tons of steel parts, 40,000 screws, 18,000 bolts/building screws/dowels, 3,300 m² cladding panels and 2,200 meters of railing - these are just a few of the key features of this enormous project. HESS TIMBER was responsible for concept & consulting, planning, project management, production, component delivery and assembly.
Design and construction: HESS TIMBER (A MEMBER of HASSLACHER group)
Photography: © inMotion Park Seenland GmbH and © Klaus Schicker