Wood buildings ideal for coastal environments

20 January 2022

Engineered timber experts, TimberLab, has been working alongside community representatives since early 2020 on the design and supply of a new hall for the Niutao Island community.

Situated on Tuvalu’s main Island Funafuti, the brief was to create a multipurpose facility to meet the future needs of the wider community. Sustainability and durability were key drivers in the decision to use Glulam as the structural material of choice.

With a 1200m² footprint, the project combined a main hall with a focus on sports and youth activities. The floor plan of the hall was designed so this space could be used as either a full-size basketball court or 2 volleyball courts with space on either side for spectators. At one end of the hall, a large community kitchen, storage room and conference rooms were integrated into the design.

  • Engineered Timber by TimberLab – Superior Choice for Coastal Environments
  • Project: Niutao Community Hall – Tuvalu
  • Consultants: Blankspace Architectural / BCD Group / Offsite Design

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Source & image credit: TimberLab

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