MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
MUSEUM FONDATION LOUIS VUITTON
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
PHOENIX CENTRAL PARK
BUNJIL PLACE
BUNJIL PLACE
WOODEN SPHERE
WOODEN SPHERE
AIRPORT Kutaisi
AIRPORT Kutaisi
D1 Tower
D1 Tower
Ithra
Ithra
La Seine Musicale
La Seine Musicale
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
Waste-to-Energy-Plant Leeds
International House Sydney
International House Sydney
King's College School Wimbledon
King's College School Wimbledon
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
ZDI MAINFRANKEN
© Anthony Fretwell

15.12.2020

"Phoenix Central Park - Performance Space" winner at the Australian Timber Design Awards 2020

At the 21st Australian Timber Design Awards, Phoenix Central Park - Performance Space has been awarded winner in the category "Interior Fitout - Public or Commercial".

 

Phoenix Central Park is a gallery and performance space located in Sydney, Australia. The Performance Space consists of a singular bell-shaped clearing, made by stepped and contoured free-formed cross laminated timber components. Additionally, a glued laminated timber structure was used for the supporting, inclined beams, to which the cross laminated timber components were fixed.

 

HESS TIMBER took the architect's 3D model and engineered the necessary supporting structure, including all the steel connection plates where the structure met the building's concrete frame. Following this, by CNC process, the cutting of the many strips from large cross laminated timber slabs took place. While being fabricated, each strip was printed with an installation sequence code so the on-site team knew which parts went where. The whole kit of parts was packed in crates and shipped from Germany. After arriving on site, over the course of about 8 weeks, the giant 3D jigsaw puzzle unfolded as the 162 individual cross laminated timber layers were installed one above another in the already existing room.