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Wood Awards 2015: Judges' Special Award

WINNER

BSkyB Believe in Better Building

The judges chose to give this project a special award in recognition of the scale and speed that were achieved, and of the client’s determination to use timber for its environmental and aesthetic properties. The 3,000m2 development consists of a four-storey linear building with a dramatic stair running the length of the main facade. It has a glulam frame with visible-grade cross-laminated timber panels providing core stability to the walls and floors – left largely exposed within the finished structure.

Location: London
Architect: Arup Associates
Structural engineers: Arup Associates, engenuiti
Main contractor/builder: Mace
Joinery: Taylor Made Joinery Interiors
Timber frame contractor: B & K Structures


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