Wooden Sphere Steinberg am See / HESS TIMBER | ArchDaily

Completed in 2019 in Steinberg am See, Germany. Images by inMotion PARK Seenland, samucorvin.com / Corvin Oelschlaeger, schicker-allmedia.de / Klaus Schicker. In 2019, a masterpiece of engineering opened its doors in Steinberg am See, Germany. The worldwide largest walkable wooden sphere (capacity for 950 visitors at a time) by inMotion Park Seenland GmbH is superlative in many ways. With a weight of over 500 tons, a height of 40 metres and a diameter of almost 50 metres, this project can already be seen from afar. 627 m³ of glued laminated timber, 190 tons of steel parts, 40,000 screws, 18,000 bolts/building screws/dowels, 3,300 m² cladding panels, and 2,200 meters of railing – these are just a few of the key features of this enormous project.