A ten-storey residential development built in hybrid steel, concrete and CLT. This building excels at using each material where it works best.
It was refreshing to work with engineers as energetic and creative as Engenuiti. They approached a highly complex and challenging build project with enthusiasm and the utmost attention to detail, helping us to achieve our vision. Simon De Friend - Regal Homes
The Architect conceived a cruciform building that rotated on plan every 2 storeys to create balconies and communal spaces for residents. To achieve this, whilst fulfilling the clients aspiration of a largely timber building, CLT panels were used as deep beams and floor plates spanning between columns hidden within the walls at the intersection of rotated floorplates. The building as a whole was stabilised back to a concrete core.
By using each material where it worked best, an efficient and cost efficient building was devised and built. The jump formed concrete core was built and acts as a single structural unit, the steel columns pick up the concentrated loads of the building, while the CLT deep-beam walls and single span floors effectively form the residential units themselves, both creating the space and forming the structural box
Architect: Hawkins / Brown
For: Regal Homes
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