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From wood to wonders
HASSLACHER NORICA TIMBER, from wood to wonders

Berkeley Green Skills Centre

Gloucestershire in Great Britain

© Martin Cleveland
© Martin Cleveland
© Martin Cleveland
© Martin Cleveland

Near the border to Wales the Berkeley Green Skills Center was built. At this location, a sustainable science and technology park was created to promote the region. The high-contrast conversion from a former nuclear research building to a competence center for research for renewable energies is reflected in the use of wood in architecture. Constructively, a wooden frame was placed on top of an existing steel structure to transform the first and second floors into an atrium. In total, approx. 80 m³ of glued laminated timber and 58 m³ of HASSLACHER BauBuche were used.

Project information
Location: Gloucestershire in Great Britain
Architect: Hewitt Studios London
Structural analysis and design: HESS TIMBER
Products used: 80 m³ glued laminated timber in visual quality; 58 m³ HASSLACHER BauBuche