'Forest of Fabrication – dRMM: pioneers of timber architecture' is a public exhibition at the Building Centre, showing from 8 February until 17 May 2019.
Mon – Fri: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sat: 10.00am – 5.00pm
The Building Centre and dRMM present engineered timber as a defining material of 21st Century architecture.
Forest of Fabrication demonstrates the possibilities of modern timber construction through the lens of Stirling Prize-winning architectural practice dRMM. The exhibition features twenty-four critically acclaimed projects that have pushed design boundaries through their exploration of the opportunities and challenges of timber structures. Forest of Fabrication will celebrate the capabilities of engineered timber; from concept to construction.
Featuring international projects and designers, the associated event programme will showcase the technologies enabling quicker off-site fabrication methods, analyse the commercial argument for cross laminated timber and celebrate the craft and beauty of exposed timber in contemporary architecture.
Join the architects for a guided tour, highlighting exhibition themes and key projects. The tours will be taking place on the following days;
School spaces with Philip Marsh
Friday 1 March, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Engaging architecture with Alex de Rijke
Friday 22 March, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Minimum material, maximum effect with Alex de Rijke
Saturday 30 March, 11am - 12pm
Design for manufacture with Jonas Lencer
Friday 5 April, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Water-based regeneration with Alex de Rijke
Friday 26 April, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
International collaborations with Alex de Rijke
Friday 3 May, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
The future of city living with Jonas Lencer
Friday 17 May, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Launch of the 2019 Wood Awards
The Wood Awards launches its open call for outstanding architecture and product design in wood.
Tuesday 12 March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Build to Rent Breakfast Event
Conversations around modular solutions for the future
of urban housing.
Thursday 21 March, 8.30am - 11.00am
The Architecture of Maggie’s
Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie’s Centres, in conversation with architects Alex de Rijke and Benedetta Tagliabue.
Wednesday 27 March, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Public weekend tour and woodcut printing workshop
A tour of the exhibition led by Alex de Rijke. Followed by a woodcutting and printing workshop.
Saturday 30 March, tour 11.00am - 12.00pm, print workshop 1.00pm - 4.00pm.
Re-Imagining Timber Symposium
An afternoon of insight, information and inspiration from renowned international designers and makers, celebrating timber in architecture.
Wednesday 3 April, 2.00pm - 7.00pm
Ensuring Long - Term Performance of CLT Breakfast Event
A technical seminar on design requirements and maintenance of CLT buildings.
Tuesday 30 April, 8.30am - 11.00am
Tall Storeys from Scandinavia
Building high with CLT in Sweden and Norway.
Thursday 2 May, 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Business as Usual for CLT
An event examining the impacts of new legislation for tall buildings.
Thursday 9 May, 2.00pm - 6.30pm
Swedish Wood Materials Stand
Engineered timber products including CLT, Glulam and I-beams on display on the lower ground floor of the Building Centre.
Monday 4 March to Friday 17 May
More information about each events and tickets will be available soon. All events will be taking place at the Building Centre.
We would like to thank our headline sponsors Timber Trade Federation, Wood Campus and Wood For Good. Supported by American Hardwood Export Council, B&K Structures, Binderholz, Eurban, James Latham, KLH UK, Martinsons, Södra, Stora Enso and Wiehag.