The Powerhouse Company has revealed its design for the new Tilburg University Lecture Hall. After its completion, it will become Netherlands’ first academic building made of cross-laminated timber.
The lecture hall, set within a wooded landscape, pays homage to the campus’s 1960s grade-listed Modernist architecture, echoing its monastic atmosphere through the rhythm of the windows and the limestone façades.
With a small footprint of only 33 by 33 metres, the mass timber structure houses 14 lecture rooms, study areas and a foyer.
The circular, energy-neutral project is designed for disassembly, with 4.6 kilometres of timber beams and a limestone façade constructed using a dry construction system.