Architecture and construction
The components used in the Dome of Visions can be taken apart and rebuilt. Together they form a climate shell that is watertight and has good insulating properties – perfect for the seasonal variations we have here in Sweden.
Architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard has adapted the façade to take into account the burden on the building from snow during the winter months. The warm summer climate presents other challenges. Essential fresh air is provided via ceiling vents, which are conveniently maneuvered by using small motors. When the time comes to dismantle the Dome of Visions for good, most of the building can be recycled.
Choice of material in the Dome of Visions
Most of the materials in the Dome of Visions are biodegradable or recyclable. We have refrained from using less sustainable materials, such as concrete, glass and mineral wool.
…the base is 65 tons of solid wood.
…the façade is made from 145 plates of 6-millimeter polycarbonate plastic.
…the framework is supported by 316 beams and 238 securing straps.
…held together with 7,500 screws, of which 3,500 are in the façade.
The beams are made from beech, which is one of the strongest building materials in existence. The inner building is made using solid spruce from forests in Västerbotten. All wood is from certified forests, where more trees are planted than harvested.