Smith and Wallwork have been appointed as structural engineer for a new school in Sweden.

The new school is 8,000m2 and will be constructed entirely from engineered timber, a hybrid of glulaminated timber and cross laminated timber. The design is a departure from the ‘austerity schools’ that the UK is now being tasked to deliver; there is some real celebration of space which will create some inspiring learning environments.

Long span floors and roofs, sloping facades and cantilever volumes are ideally suited to the robust forms that modern engineered wood can deliver. From what we can tell this will be the first large scale use of cross laminated timber in Sweden.

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