In response to the increasingly urgent issue of climate change, low carbon construction solutions are rapidly being developed. Timber frame has been one natural solution, but the demands of urban intensification require structural systems suitable for higher rise buildings. Swedish Wood, which accounts for around half of all wood imported into the UK, is taking the initiative to support this development, building a completely new industry with a focus on engineered wood products, such as glulam and cross-laminated timber (CLT).
This event presented some of the exemplar multi-storey buildings in Scandinavia, relating them to emerging developments in the UK using examples of best practice.
- Robert Schmitz, partner at White Arkitekter, talked about their hybrid approach, using CLT and glulam combined with steel and concrete, to the 19-storey Skellefteå Cultural Centre in Sweden.
- Daniel Wilded, Martinsons, talked about the latest tall timber buildings across Scandinavia and best practice for UK architects.
The seminar was chaired by Andrew Waugh of Waugh Thistleton Architects, well known for their pioneering work on CLT multi-storey residential buildings in Hackney. Andrew also talked about his practice’s projects and put them in the context of the latest developments in Building Regulations.
This event was produced by Swedish Wood and supported by the Built Environment Trust.
This event is part of the Forest of Fabrication exhibition and events programme, curated by the Building Centre exhibitions team and dRMM, and supported by The Built Environment Trust.
We would like to thank the headline sponsors of Forest of Fabrication 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.