The structure of the surPLUShome is made of wood. It is easy to handle, has a low ecological footprint and allows lightweight construction. It constitutes the foundation for an ecologically sound building design. To increase the ecological quality, we use local types of wood like oak, spruce or white fir. Another goal of our design was a complete reversible construction.
One of the biggest problems for Team Germany is the buildings transportation. For fast assembly on the National Mall the building is designed modularized, divided vertically and horizontal into four building modules. To secure the building during the transport, we supported the wooden structure with reusable steal profiles.