Whilst common throughout Europe and other parts of the world, large timber framed structures are still a rarity in Australia. The glue laminated timber in this job will provide a connection between the building and the natural landscape of the Stromlo Forrest Park.
The roofing structure is composed of 47 metre main beams, spaced with 7 metre rafters. The entire structure is supported by tree-shaped engineered connections made of tapered glulam.
Rubner provided technical advise during design fase, the entire engineering of all the glulam as well as the steel connections and base. 100% of the materials were manufactured in Bressanone, Italy.
Stromlo Leisure Centre for ACT Infrastructure Finance and Capital Works includes following facilities:
- Eight lane 50 metres lap swimming pool, capable of being split into 2 x 25 metres short course swimming pools
- Twenty metres program/warm water multipurpose pool for learn to swim classes, exercise and rehabilitation activities
- Supplementary facilities to support the pool including front out house areas, amenities, plant/store rooms and general circulation areas
- Splash park