New Applications in Timber Construction

The Bureau d’Etudes Weinand worked on several innovative timber structures over the past three years. Those buildings apply cross laminated timber panels in an architecturally and structural innovative and creative manner. This presentation will point out the structural, constructive and architectural aspects of three of those projects. The geometry of the first project, a restaurant in Fumay, is composed of a spatial polygon- mesh made out of prefabricated triangular elements. The problem of the knot, occurring frequently with traditional timber construction, is not of relevance here. In the second project, the Museum of Photography in Charleroi, three cantilevering cross laminated timber panels span over 11.00 m clearance. Finally, the crematorium in Welkenreadt features a folded, approximately 7200m2 large roof made out of cross laminated timber panels, reaching a maximum span of 21.00m. This roof is structurally innovative and its geometry defines high quality interior spaces.

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10th WCTE
Presented at:
World Conference in Timber Engineering, Miyazaki, Japan, 2-5 June 2008

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