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Sky Timber: Mass Timber Architecture in the Tropics Lecture Series 3

Timber Hybrid Makes the Breakthrough: Taking Hold in Large-Scale Projects Rainer Strauch CTO (Chief Technical Officer), Cree by Rhomberg, Austria

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Sky Timber: Mass Timber Architecture in the Tropics Lecture Series 3
Sky Timber: Mass Timber Architecture in the Tropics Lecture Series 3

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06 Sept 2018, 6:00 pm

Singapore, 4 Architecture Dr, School of Design and Enviroment, Singapore 117566

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In the past, urban architecture has been based predominantly on conventionally produced prototypes with long, complex and resource-intensive construction processes. Building with wood calls for a change. The Cree system is a multi-storey, timber based, sustainable building approach that had been developed in Europe from 2008 on, to disrupt the construction industry. The result is a flexible, high performance, prefabricated construction method as a new product, which meets all technical and economical requirements of modern real estate markets. Every building component is predominantly based on renewable resources, with additional emphasis on material and energy efficiency. The Cree principles are meant to demonstrate to the building industry that there are new timber technologies and serial processes where a modern system approach to construction can be applied. The aim is not only to improve the performance of buildings, but also to develop disruptive processes to guarantee that performance. Besides, projects in the heart of Europe, the first Cree project in Asia is now creating a stir; Currently under construction, a 12-storey, 2-block school building uses timber hybrid components, developed by the Austrian company. This is just the first stage of a worldwide platform development strategy. Follow-up projects are in preparation. The Cree principles are systematically driven forward in Europe, Asia and America. Five completed and ongoing projects, plus many more design developments, demonstrate that Cree has finally established its large-scale timber-based system design approach.

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