Classroom skills brought to the real world – Wienerberger supports Studio Bark

To bridge the gap between architectural education and the onsite application of architecture – Wienerberger, the leading provider of wall, roof and landscaping innovations – has donated roof tiles to Studio Bark’s innovative Bark Livebuild project. 

As part of the 2 month build, architect David Levitt OBE has provided a site and brief for Studio Bark to construct a prototype low-energy timber frame building, offering hands on training for architecture students from schools across the country.

Wienerberger has donated Greenwood handmade clay roof tiles, from its Sandtoft range for the roof of the building.The tiles were specified as a result of their sustainable credentials, alongside the design benefits they bring to the project.

Alongside the donation of products, Wienerberger has also supported the project on a technical level by organising for Matt Timby, a two time Skillbuild Gold medallist, to provide his expertise to the group during the construction phase

Richard Bishop, Category Marketing Manager for Roof, commented:

Studio Bark’s Bark Livebuild project has been a fascinating activity to be involved with. It’s great to see how the team have been looking to hone the technical skills of young architects whilst creating something with very strong ecological credentials.

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