Netherlands’ 1st Mass Timber University design revealed

Powerhouse Company Reveals Designs for Netherlands’ First Mass Timber University.

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.

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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.

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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.

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