KA300 festival pavilion

Temporary sculpture for the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe, Germany


Karlsruhe, Germany

Building owner:

Stadtmarketing Karlsruhe GmbH, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany


J. Mayer H. und Partner, Architekten, 10623 Berlin, Germany


338 m³ glulam spruce, 30 tonnes steel

A temporary structure that has the appearance of a sculpture is the focus of the summer festival held to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the city of Karlsruhe

The architecture for the KA300 pavilion was designed by the Berlin architects J. Mayer H. und Partner. The event pavilion extends over 52 x 27 metres, is up to 16.4 metres high and has a usable floor space of around 1,000 m². The ground floor with its stage, cafeteria and information desk can hold between 300 and 600 visitors. The room height of 5.20 metres underlines the generous openness of the structure, which also has an exhibition level and two viewing platforms. Partly protected from the weather by movable membranes, it has a total volume of 2,800 m³; with the shell geometry of the cantilevered steel bar construction totalling 12,700 m³.