Case study: A stack of cantilevered timber workshop units in south-east London

The Architects’ Journal
February 22, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

WorkStack, located off a busy road in Charlton, is one of a series of innovative timber buildings by dRMM across multiple sectors, exploring different structures at different scales. …The design answers a growing need for industrial capacity while challenging generic steel ‘tin shed’ light industrial architecture. Many London boroughs have reallocated industrial land, which inevitably becomes residential, forcing production away from city centres. …Built to be affordable to rent, operate and maintain, these workshops answer GEB’s brief to provide flexible, practical and inspirational workspace. …It is a cross-laminated timber structure, with limited steel, polycarbonate, glass and rubber introduced where required for functional purposes. Each building element is designed to be as efficient as possible – a legible, direct design without excess.

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