Location: South West London
Frame: Ribbed roof structure for a school theatre
Architect: Dinwiddie MacLaren Architects
Broomwood Hall School
An innovative solution using glulam timber frames made an otherwise unachievable project possible.
Although originally envisaged by the architects as a gridshell roof, a finite budget and the prices from other manufacturers were making a significant aesthetic compromise extremely likely. However when Carpenter Oak & Woodland became involved we applied some lateral thinking.We suggested a glue laminated ribbed roof structure that uses interlocking ribs and longitudinal purlins to create a similar aesthetic as a gridshell. The result is a striking roof structure with the aesthetic of a gridshell but within the clients’ financial reach.