Edward Cullinan's timber gridshell structure: why it's important.

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Is this the most significant new building in Britain in 2002?

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Edward Cullinan's timber gridshell structure: why it's important.

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 22, 2002 5:27 pm

If this year's Stirling Prize judges had been just and true, unswayed by famous names, political correctness, fashion-consciousness and urban bias, then this was the building that should have won British architecture's top award. It didn't, which came as no great surprise. But let's not allow the mere outcome of such a seductive and successful media-led event to divert us. Instead, consider this. Why is the Downland Gridshell, by Edward Cullinan Architects, the most significant new building in Britain in 2002?

http://www.hughpearman.com/articles4/gridshell.html
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 22, 2002 5:30 pm

BTW this article by Hugh has an interesting series of photographs showing the construction process.
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Postby MG » Mon Nov 25, 2002 2:21 pm

Wow, that's very interesting. Would love to see video footage of it under construction. How economical is it as a construction? Would it be viable for housing?
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