The paper describes the design and construction of the roof and supporting structures to the Savill Building. The structure is a timber gridshell, a technique described in detail in previous papers1,2. The timber for the Savill Building was harvested from the surrounding woodland. The form of the roof was derived from a simple geometric shape; the analysis and design checks were carried out using the Eurocode.
Construction details and process, which developed from the techniques established on earlier buildings, are described.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Structural Engineer|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Sept 2008|