The Savill Garden gridshell: Design and construction

Richard Harris, Steve Haskins, Jonathan Roynon

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalThe Structural Engineer
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2008


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