Stroud Christian Community Chapel

Structural Designer

Corbett & Tasker Ltd

Client Name

The Christian Community

Location

Gloucestershire, UK

ARCHITECT
Nicolas Pople Architect Ltd

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR
Beard

QUANTITY SURVEYOR
Gardiner & Theobald LLP

MEP ENGINEERS
Hydrock

PROJECT MANAGERS
Local Agenda

TIMBER FABRICATORS
ZÜBLIN Timber GmbH

ACOUSTIC CONSULTANT
MACH Group

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERS
A-squared Studio

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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

Judge's comment:

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.

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