The Nine Bridges Country Club – Clubhouse is a 16,000-squaremeter facility that serves a golf course. It has an underground level and three floors above grade. There is a main building, VIP lobby building, and a structure with private suites. The Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club House on Jeju Island, South Korea is an example of the stunning design possibilities of engineered glulam timbers.
The building’s wooden hexagon grid shell, an ecological and naturally ventilated concept of a hexagon pattern, is based an a Korean traditional summertime pillow (called” bamboo wife”). The most innovative feature is the hexagon grid shell roof. The fire-resistant roof and columns are exposed in the interior spaces.
Using advanced computer and cutting machine technology, the designers, Shigeru Ban Architects, were able to find the most efficient structural form and minimize the assembly process and quantity of timber used.