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Sheikh Jabar Al Ahmad Cultural Center, Kuwait

Architects: SSH / Contractor: Al Hani
The massive brand new Sheikh Jabar Al Ahmad Cultural Center is nearing completion in Kuwait City. It is a dazzling collection of huge diamond-themed buildings with theatres, music centre, library, conference centres and performing arts facilities.
Providing a cooling entranceway to these stunning buildings is a series of Glulam cross over arches, manufactured and supplied all the way from TimberLab’s plant in New Zealand. Working closely with the Architects SSH in Kuwait and the main contractor Al Hani, TimberLab successfully presented a cost / design effective solution using treated radiata pine from sustainable NZ plantations. A series of main arches reaching about 18m are intersected with secondary and tertiary members forming a diamond pattern colonnade that runs for over 100 meters alongside the main function buildings. All members were pre-finished with compound plumb and bevel cuts in the TimberLab factory and carefully assembled on site under supervision. Stainless steel wires are attached to the Glulam arches and will provide support to the shading plantings while visitors take shelter from the searing Kuwait heat.
Good News for our International Clients
Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 07:40
New Zealand has been ranked the top country in the world for doing business in the World Bank’s 2017 Doing Business Report - up one place from last year and up from third in 2014

Cliff Top Residence, Auckland, NZ - 
as seen on Grand Designs NZ

Design & Build: Box
TimberLab used their state of the art CNC technology to provide the critical accuracy necessary for the structural integrity of connections for this Classic Post and Beam project which featured on Grand Designs NZ recently. TimberLab has been involved with Box systems for many years, assisting in R & D and helping to provide solutions for design applications which make the  “Box Classic” a successful method of construction.
Box were quoted in the Grand Design Magazine-
When a Hillsborough couple sub-divided their land after 26 years in residence, they asked design-and-build company Box to create them a home that would suspend them in the trees. Box architect Tim Dorrington was happy to oblige. The owners had seen an early Box house on a TV show. They loved the mid-century aesthetic with no ostentation or weird angles. They also liked the earthy palette of materials.  The company’s post-and-beam system of construction uses elements of prefabrication and a modular grid, where spaces are designed to standard increments of building materials.”

TimberLab Invests in its Staff

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing our team with development opportunities, TimberLab has been assisting some of our employees to improve their Communication & Leadership skills. MIT were engaged to provide onsite training and education for two groups of our team. The staff have benefited greatly from this experience; both in home & work situations. They enjoyed their sessions – laughter could be heard from the classroom on many occasions.

Informative Presentations -

At TimberLab we are passionate about the possibilities for  Engineered Timber Structures. Our CNC capabilities have opened up new and exciting opportunities. We are committed to assisting designers, architects & engineers to achieve their aspirations. To that end we will prepare a  relevant, tailored presentation for you to demonstrate from our local and international projects just what is possible. Please contact Owen Griffiths to arrange a visit - 09-2539349 / mailto:owen@timberlab.co.nz
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