In a notable collaboration between architects, engineers and students of Columbia University, University of Oulu and Aalto University, the Pudelma Pavilion was developed as part of the Cultural Capital program in partnership with the City of Turku and Turku 2011 Foundation.
The woven wooden structure provided public space for various events, combining traditional wooden craft and structural knowledge with contemporary fabrication techniques. The process incorporated parametric methods allowing for algorithmic control of a network-like structure made of Kerto, a laminated timber provided by Finnforest.
Tutoring and Coordination: Eero Lunden, Markus Wikar, Ravi Raj, Brigette Borders
Professors in Charge: Philip Anzalone, Rainer Mahlamaki
Structural engineering: Di Hannu Hirsi, Professor Lauri salokangas, Aalto University
Programming: Markus Wikar
CNC-fabrication: Woodpolis, Kuhmo
Columbia University: Charlie Able, Joseph Brennan, Therese Diede, Justin Fabrikant, Michaela Metcalfe, Victoria Monjo, Jocelyn Oppenheim, Christopher Powers, Roula Salamoun, Shuning Zhao
University of Oulu: Taneli Heikkila, Taavi Henttonen, Lotta Kindberg, Sampo Ojala, Olli Parviainen, Alli Perttunen, Tuulikki Tanska, Helena Tasa