A unique demountable pavilion concept created in engineered timber. The form of the cone is produced using stacked timber cassettes supported by discreet steel rings to create the striking hollow form. The use of CLT was chosen to take advantage of C.N.C machining. This allowed the cassette to define both the constrained and striated exterior form as well as the free-formed, curved interior. This project marks the use of C.L.T in both an unconventional configuration and environment, paving the way for more widespread adoption of this sustainable material.
The project demonstrates the possibilities of using timber in a physically hostile environment. It is an atypical structure where new ideas for designing and building come to play.
The use of high-end computer technologies enabled the definition of form, the structural analysis and ultimately the manufacture of various building components.
The project was the result of an intrinsically collaborative team of individuals with skills ranging from conceptual visualisation and technical analytical capability, to manufacturing knowledge and construction organisation, demonstrating the creative power of a fully-integrated, multi-disciplinary team.