Forest Pavilion, Horticultural Show, Schwäbisch Gmünd

Teaching and research at the Institute for Computational Design (ICD) at the University of Stuttgart focus on computer-based design processes and digital production methods in architecture and is a leading institution in its field. One of its projects, the ICD / ITKE research pavilion forming part of the Schwäbisch Gmünd Horticultural Show in 2014, is based on the robot-guided production of three-dimensional tongue and groove joints and their use in the context of an innovative timber shell construction and the use of a water jet cutter on our RESITRIX® sealing membranes.

For the timber construction, a computer was used to create 243 individual elements which create the overall construction using robot-guided milled tongue and groove joints, put together like a 3D puzzle. To protect the skin of the roof and as a water-deflecting layer, RESITRIX SK W Full Bond was attached to each wood fibre insulation board with a 6 cm overlap on all sides directly during the pre-production stage. The joints were then welded on the construction site.


  • Property: Forest Pavilion, Horticultural Show, Schwäbisch Gmünd
  • Planning: Joint project by the ICD Institute for Computational Design, the ITK Institute for Supporting Constructions and Constructive Design, the IIGS Institute of Engineering Geodesy at the University of Stuttgart and Kuka Roboter GmbH
  • Operation: müllerblaustein HOLZBAUWERKE, Blaustein, Germany
  • Material: RESITRIX SK W Full Bond