The use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) in structural applications has a promising potential in India. And the growing interest level of the market in using Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) as a sustainable alternative to the conventional steel and concrete further make the case stronger in favour of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT). Countries like and Japan have a lot of experience to offer to Architects and Consultants interested in making building structures in wood.
CLT panels are made as a prefab material that can be used for walls, floors and roofs in both load-bearing and non-load-bearing structures. The flexibility of thickness and sizes of CLT panels is able to fulfil the requirements of different types of projects. Today, many low, medium and high-rise buildings make use of CLT panels.
(Cross Laminated Timber) CLT Workshop Details:
1. Workshop A – Orientation to Cross Laminated Timber
Date – 13th February 2021 (Saturday)
Time – 11:00 AM – 01:00PM (IST)
In the first part of this workshop, orientation on CLT will be provided. The workshop will discuss the merits of using CLT as the primary building product in the industry. It will discuss the material advantages of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) in projects via practical case studies. In addition, the workshop will discuss innovative Architectural examples of buildings designed with CLT across the world.
The second part of this workshop will discuss the possibilities of exploring CLT as the primary construction material for low-rise houses in India. India has a long tradition of timber house construction. With growing affluence and environmental sensitivity, stand-alone houses provide good avenues for both Architects and Consultants to opt for sustainable building solutions. And structural applications provide the most important area to decrease the carbon footprint of a building. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) is a practical alternative in this direction.
2. Workshop B – Innovation with Mass Timber, a house and a tower.
Date – 20th February 2021 (Saturday)
Time – 07:00 PM – 09:00PM (IST)
This workshop discusses a presentation of student projects made out of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) as a part of “Mass Timber and the Scandinavian Effect”. This presentation is led by Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The projects speculate on the structural and aesthetic possibilities of a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) panel on two different scales – a house and a mid-rise tower in Raleigh, North Carolina. A group of 6 Harvard Graduate School of Design Students will be discussing their studio project which explores innovative use of CLT to design a house and a high-rise tower.
Conducted by: The students who participated in the “Mass Timber and the Scandinavian Effect” led by Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
3. Workshop C – Understanding CLT design and engineering in Indian Context.
Date – 27th February 2021 (Saturday)
Time – 11:00 AM – 01:00PM (IST)
The workshop explores possibilities of using Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) as a primary construction material for low-rise housing and mid to high-rise buildings in India. Kanchenjunga Apartments and Tube House, a few of the many classic architectural landmarks designed by Ar. Charles Correa has been chosen as case studies for demonstration. The workshop will focus on re-designing these building to explore innovative building systems using Cross Laminated Timber.
Further on a detailed carbon footprint analysis comparing the existing (concrete) and the proposed (CLT) will be discussed.
This workshop is dedicated to Late Ar. Charles Correa
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The Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Design Competition
CLT design competition and workshops are open for students, young professional and companies. However, the event recommends having at least one Architect in the team.
Moreover, architects and structural engineers teams are especially encouraged to bring out the potential of the material through combined teams. There is no registration fee for the competition. Entries for the competition have the submission window open till March 31, 2021.
1st Prize – A trip to Japan, including a visit to Tokyo Olympics Stadium and a meeting with Kengo Kuma and Associates (2 Business Class packages) or a Cash Reward of INR 6,00,000
2nd Prize – A trip to Japan, including a visit to Tokyo Olympics Stadium and a meeting with Kengo Kuma and Associates (2 Economy Class packages) or a Cash Reward of INR 3,00,000
3rd Prize – A trip to Japan, including a visit to Tokyo Olympics Stadium and a meeting with Kengo Kuma and Associates (1 Economy Class package) or a Cash Reward of INR 2,00,000.