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Te Oro Youth, Music & Arts Centre in Glen Innes call this "our place."

Working in collaboration, Architect Lindsay Mackie of Archimedia and artists Bernard Makoare, Martin Leung- Wai and Petelo Esekielu, developed a concept for the Te Oro facility that envisioned the building being as a grove of trees under which communities gathered and sheltered to commune, share knowledge and be culturally and creatively productive. From this came Te Oro’s signature roof form, a floating geometrised ‘leaf canopy’ atop a series of ‘timber trunks’.

TimberLab helped to make this happen.

 
TimberLab was happy to assist the designers to achieve the unique shape of this exceptional building with its distinctive curved form. When it came to working out how to manufacture the multifaceted fabricated LVL portal frames, TimberLab called on their many years’ experience with structures of complex geometry. CHH Woodproducts supplied the specially graded LVL billets that TimberLab turned into these graceful portal frame structures; each of which is made up of 3 layers of segmented shapes. Each piece overlaps the adjacent section so they all interlock and form one continuous structural frame.
With hundreds of different pieces each of which has its own particular location; careful supervision was necessary to make sure it all went together.

 

Pre-Fabrication - St John's Methodist Church, Hamilton

Architects: MOAA architects / Contractor:  Stewart Hannah

While prefabricated housing is receiving a lot of attention, TimberLab’s unique 5 axis CNC processing has moved up a notch. Larger and more complex commercial structures are benefitting from factory prefabrication of major structural systems. Our 3D computer modelling service enables the accurate detailing of all components and connections.

At St John’s, 83 different Glulam elements in the post and beam / truss structure were individually processed on the CNC; each with slots, rebates, drilling & grooving completed in the TimberLab factory.
Each item was labelled and identified on the 3D model drawing to assist on-site assembly and installation.
Close collaboration with the engineers, Caledonian Design, enabled the modification of some connection details to provide simple site assembly and the most cost effective solution.

 

 


 
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Informative Presentations

In order to keep designers and contractors up to date with the latest developments in engineered timber solutions, TimberLab welcomes the opportunity to visit your office with a tailor made presentation outlining our capabilities. This is designed to demonstrate our commitment to assist designers in achieving their creative aspirations using Engineered Timber Solutions.
Please contact mailto:owen@timberlab.co.nz to arrange for a visit. Alternatively we extend an invitation to visit our plant....
to see how it all happens.....
In order to keep designers and contractors up to date with the latest developments in engineered timber solutions, TimberLab welcomes the opportunity to visit your office with a tailor made presentation outlining our capabilities. This is designed to demonstrate our commitment to assist designers in achieving their creative aspirations using Engineered Timber Solutions.
Please contact mailto:owen@timberlab.co.nz to arrange for a visit. Alternatively we extend an invitation to visit our plant....
to see how it all happens.....



 
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