CEO North Strathfield Primary School (Our Lady of the Assumption)
TTW is on the leading-edge with this new project, which introduces the first multistorey school building in Sydney built with a complete timber structure. Both the new construction and addition to an existing building will feature TTW’s use of an innovative new product for the Australian market – Cross Laminated Timber (CLT).
Pioneering new or uncommon construction methods is both exciting and challenging for the design team. The new building will consist of a concrete basement with a 4-storey construction of CLT and Glulam (glued laminated timber). An existing building on the complex will see the addition of a single storey of Glulam and CLT construction on a 3-storey existing concrete structure.
Unlike other projects in Australia, a majority of the timber structure will also be exposed internally. TTW’s engineers are ensuring the building not only answers the aesthetic requirements, but also addresses the tight budget and produces an outcome that is a showcase for this construction method.