Large span timber structures

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More architects are building bigger projects than ever in wood, as new timber technology and engineering expands wood's structural potential and opens new opportunities to explore the natural organic beauty of this most environmentally friendly building material.

Large span timber structures provides a snapshot of some of the larger timber projects recently completed in Europe.

This brochure examines some of the largest glulam and laminated veneer lumber (LVL) structures built across Europe, from Sheffield to Berlin.


  • Sheffield Winter Garden
  • Oslo airport
  • North Rhine Westphalia Representatives Building
  • Velux Building
  • Eno Library
  • Darlaston Swimming Pool
  • Hannover Expo Canopy
  • South Bank University
  • Auto Carrera
  • Vikki teaching and research farm
  • Hounslow East underground station
  • Pohjola football stadium
  • Padre Pio pilgrimage church
  • Leonardo bridge
  • Gurdwara Sri Guru Singh Sabha temple

Suggested Reading

Innovation and sustainability. Wood products for architectsnavigation-arrow

Recent advances in timber technology and engineering have expanded the potential of building with wood. The development of new products and component manufacturing has allowed the construction of longer spans, the erection of multi-storey timber frame buildings, the forming of compound curved surfaces, the volumetric prefabrication and modular systems and...

01/01/2004 |  Info from other organisation  

World of woodnavigation-arrow

A look at some of the more unusual uses of structural timber over the past year.


Article from Timber 2017 Industry Yearbook

01/03/2017 |  Magazine Article  

List of Wood Information Sheetsnavigation-arrow

This document contains a fully comprehensive list of all the most up to date Wood Information Sheets (WIS) published by TRADA. Available to members for free or non-members for £12.00, these Wood Information Sheets provide technical guidance related to almost every timber topic under the sun.



  • Timber -...

18/02/2020 |  Wood Information Sheet