The Making of
Oslo Airport Pavilions

Johannes Kuhnen, Design-to-Production

7/3/2018, 7:30 PM
Die Angewandte, Stubenring 3, 1010 Vienna, Hörsaal 1


The expansion of the Oslo Airport by Nordic Architects includes five pavilions that divide the huge international arrivals hall. They differ in shape and size but share the same structural principle and fabrication system. A complex timber framework supports the inner and outer cladding. Design-to-production supplied the contractor Blumer-Lehmann with complete digital planning including 3D models and production data. Since the construction site is located in a highly frequented security area of the airport, the aim was to cut down assembly time to a minimum. Design-to-production worked with a full parametric model that implemented a naming system and a lean manufacturing process to support the construction team. It allowed to manage the complexity of all five pavilions with more than 6600 unique timber parts, all fabricated with 5-Axis CNC milling machines.


Johannes Kuhnen, Managing Director at Design-to-production will talk about the digital process chain and give an outlook on future scenarios in this field.