With curves in every direction – in elevation and in plan – TimberLab’s 3D computer modelling skills were needed to accurately define the detailed inter-relationship of these variable members. Because of the concave shape of the ridge, each arch across the Atrium had a different span, different rise, different plumb and different bevel. The end walls were curved in both plan and elevation, requiring double curvature. CNC processing on TimberLab’s 5 Axis machine was able to achieve the level of accuracy needed for this prefabricated structure that was shipped from the plant in Auckland to site in Bahrain. Once arriving on site, careful supervision saw the individual elements assembled together, achieving the attractive roof space of this Maternity Hospital Atrium designed by the architect - an achievement TimberLab is proud to have helped bring to reality.
The finished roof structure awaits the final installation of skylights.