V1 - Tilted Monolith (13 stories)
V2 - Stepped Program (18 stories)
V3 - Conjoined Towers (18 stories)
A project of this nature represents unique building challenges for the stiffness of an irregularly shaped structure, as well as coordinating appropriate access and distribution of utilities. A number of timber construction design systems can be used to address these problems, each with their own unique set of benefits and drawbacks. The question is what construction solutions will come out in the winning bid?
A Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) option is easy to implement and fast to construct.
A glulam post and beam system has much better material utilization rates and provides open floor layouts.
A Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) system produces a strong centre of stiffness and robust fire resistance.
A timber outrigger system can provide dramatic architecture and adaptable internal design conditions.
What paths will this project take towards final form? We hope to continue developing ideas on these and similar structures.