Wellington Academy Roof
The dramatic three storey space with slender columns comprises cross-laminated timber panels and glulam beams/columns carefully organised over the entrance foyer exploiting the structural potential of the material and the welcoming phenomenology of the exposed timber grain. The depth and prominence of the beam elements within the space has been minimized by engaging the roof panels structurally in a screwed partial shear connection. The roof is also characterized by large circular glazed openings with diameters of 3.5m bringing beams of natural light into the building. The building achieves a BREEAM Very Good rating.