The neighborhood garage in Rheingönheim, a district of Ludwigshafen replaces an existing design for a se- ries of prefabricated garages. On the one hand, the design goal was to integrate the structure into the con- text of houses with gabled roofs.
Project Name: Yukon
Studio Name: MILLA ARCHITEKTE
The building functions as a part of the grown village structure around. On the other hand, the construction method as a permeable timber frame building should correspond to the use as a simple outbuilding. Wood is used here as a sustainable, efficient and economical building materi- al. Furthermore, the building sets references to existing typologies of regional timber construction.
Impres – sive are the few preserved tobacco storehouses in the area. The disappearance of these buildings is counte- red by a new building a t a prominent l ocation i n the urban f abric. The s t ructure i n section and f l oor p l an follows the use as a multiple garage and building law requirements of the border building.
In the construction, care was taken to get by with as few different cross-sections of solid wood as possible. The majority of the load-bearing structure consists of solid structural timber with a cross-section of 10 x 10 cm. The outer formwork is unplaned, untreated and was nailed on as weather protection. The absence of steel components in the joining of the skeleton structure resulted in specific timber joints. The wooden components were connected with comb nails, resulting in the readable nail patterns.
This building is intended to stimulate thoughts on typologies, resources, the past and future of timber con- struction – and to become gray with time, gladly in the future also as an event space.