CLT and GLT used for innovative mixed-use hub

By Jarrod Reedie
Architecture and Design Australia
February 6, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

i2C Architects’ design for Timbertop Estate, in Melbourne’s south-east, embodies its name with a combination of Cross Laminated (CLT) and Glue Laminated Timber (GLT) to be utilised for the commercial and retail hub. CLT and GLT manufacturing capabilities in Australia are growing, with many companies looking to manufacture the cross-stitched timber material, which maximises strength and minimises wastage. i2C Architects Shaun Daly says the benefits of the material make it ideal for the age of sustainable design. “…exposed CLT panelling on the walls and ceiling build on the contemporary external design language to create a harmonious flow,” he says. “The internal timber creates warmth and softness… When biophilic design elements like this are applied, the health of the end user improves while simultaneously allowing the business to reduce their carbon footprint.”

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