Alex keynote speaker at Barcelona Timber Construction Congress - 17-11-2016


dRMM Director, Professor Alex de Rijke gave a keynote presentation on the importance of timber in modern architecture at Fusta Constructiva, the Barcelona Timber Construction Congress and Festival.

Alongside other recognised leaders in timber architecture and design, he presented a tour through dRMM’s high profile projects since 2006 titled ’21 Reasons to Construct Timber Buildings’.

These projects included the CLT flatpack housing prototype, Naked House and the Kingsdale School Sports and Music building, with its sculptural roof geometry and inventive cladding details, through to Maggie’s Oldham the worlds first hardwood CLT building made from a new engineered timber co-invented by dRMM and Hastings Pier, with its inventive use of repurposed timber.

Fusta Constructiva believes constructive solutions in wood have the potential to bring about a revolution in the building industry through a high quality sustainable development, creating growth in the local economy and contributing to minimize climate change.

Click here to visit the Fusta Constructiva website.

Photos © Carla Mur.