Construction sites are always exciting, particularly when they are abroad, and especially airports. In such cases, the work itself, construction site organisation and logistics are more complicated as a result of the high security requirements. For Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, Blumer-Lehmann was able to develop, plan, produce and assemble the timber construction of five free-form pavilions in cooperation with Lindner Group, Europe's leading specialist in building shells. The design for the project was provided by Nordic Architects of Oslo. The pavilions will house duty-free shops and restaurants.
They were originally planned to be built from steel but were instead made of wood, due to the geometry and complexity of the design. In total, the pavilions consist of 10,000 individual parts, all of which were assembled on site. This demonstrates not only the flexibility of wood as a material but also Blumer-Lehmann's ability to manage projects across great distances.
For over 140 years, the Lehmann family has been fascinated by wood. The former sawmill has grown into a group with three companies and more than 260 employees. Blumer-Lehmann, as a part of it, offers comprehensive timber construction competence, from consulting to planning, production and installation to project management.
The company achieved its international reputation through its profound know-how in digital manufacturing of free-formed timber constructions and the collaboration with world-famous architects such as Foster + Partners, Shigeru Ban Architects and Herzog & de Meuron.