National Wine Centre, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Australia

Continuous 22m long curved glulam columns designed and manufactured in New Zealand were part of the solution to another award winning timber structure in Australia.

Tender was won by Timber Engineered Structures Melbourne against a number of local manufacturers. Their Bid comprised the expertise and manufacturing experience of McIntosh Timber Laminates Ltd – New Zealand for the tapered columns and Melbourne production of all diagrid components and hardware.

The diagrid/column support design was the first of its type used in Australia. The roof consisted of four curved two dimensional suspended curved “net” constructed with some 1200 Hoop Pine Glulam Struts connected by steel nodes.

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