Building Type: Industrial hall
Timber Company: MOBIC SA (Belgium)
Robotic Company: IMAX PRO (Belgium)
Architect: Yves Weinand, Liège (Belgium)
Timber Engineering: Bureau d’Etudes Weinand, Liège (Belgium)
Technology Transfer: Laboratory for Timber Construction, IBOIS, EPFL, Prof. Yves Weinand, Julien Gamerro, Martin Nakad, Nicolas Rogeau
Expected Beginning: 2019
Located in Harze, Belgium, the hall will be built in two steps. First, three longitudinal bays whose carriers are spaced from 10 to 12 meter. Followed, in the second part, by two additional bays of identical dimensions.
The hall of 5000 m2 is covered with a shed roof. The porticoes, entirely in wooden poles and beams of OSB cross a range of 10 meters, they support at their ends solid wood trellises of 12 meters long.
This structure is intended to accommodate a longitudinal production line and a large storage space.
The Mobic Hall project is the result of a partnership with MOBIC, a company engaged in wood frame development and production. Thanks to the work done by Nicolas Rogeau at the IBOIS laboratory (thesis in progress: Digital Fabrication and Robotic Assembly of Timber Flat Structure), the ambitious objective of this project is to have the entire hall assembled and erected entirely by robots.
The company MOBIC belongs to the same company as IMAX PRO, the latter is specialized in the development of collaborative robots for woodworking.