Alex de Rijke at National Timber Architecture Conference of Norway - 01-12-2016


The Wooden Architecture Conference in Norway, Trearkitektur Konferansen, is the leading national symposium for outstanding wooden architecture.

This year discussion was centered around the green shift and how the use of wood in architecture is linked to the development, and modernisation, of the construction industry.

Alongside other recognised leaders in timber architecture and design dRMM Director, Professor Alex de Rijke gave a keynote presentation on the importance of timber in modern architecture and detailed five of dRMM’s high profile timber projects.




These included the Kingsdale School Sports and Music building, with its sculptural roof geometry and inventive cladding details, the proposed timber Olympic Stadium, and Hastings Pier, with its inventive use of repurposed timber, through to the Wood Awards Nominated Sky Health & Fitness Centre, and Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first hardwood CLT building made from a new form of engineered timber co-invented by dRMM.

The conference was opened by the State Secretary of the Ministry of Culture, Baard Folke Fredriksen. He discussed the impact of traditional architecture on our environment in both a micro and macro sense, and emphasised the significance of timber architecture in supporting the green shift currently occurring in the wider construction industry.

The fourth national Trearkitektur Konferansen was held at AHO on 16 November 2016, for further information visit their website.

To view more of dRMM’s innovative and high quality timber projects and learn about our approach, visit this page.

Photos © Knut Werner Lindeberg Alsén