Stroud Christian Community Chapel
Corbett & Tasker Ltd
The Christian Community
Nicolas Pople Architect Ltd
Gardiner & Theobald LLP
ZÜBLIN Timber GmbH
A low carbon, original and innovative development. CLT panels are used to form a complex polyhedral form. This is reminiscent of traditional vaulted cathedrals. The 3D form is derived from sacred geometry and forms an efficient and elegant structure. Advanced FEA techniques were developed to justify the unique rib-stiffened structural shell which makes up the roof and walls.
Submitted in 2020
This project admirably met the clients brief and demonstrates an impressive simplicity of form. The Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) structural folded plates are elegantly proportioned and allow for the smooth flow of forces from the vaulted ceiling to the ground.
Much thought was applied to initial modelling. Advanced analytical techniques enabled the creative use of the two distinct load paths to justify the form of the roof and slim down the structure developed at scheme design stage.
Minimalist, satisfying and good value.