Cross laminated timber

Cross laminated timber(CLT) is a ply wood like material using layers of planks glued together in layers with the grain going in alternate directions. The layers are thicker than those used in plywood.
In Australia a number of buildings have been build and are in the process of being developed.

The Public library docklands Melbourne is one example.
The smile in London is an example of the material used in an innovative way to create a curved canterleavered structure.

Further reading

Cross laminated timber on Wikipedia
The smile in London


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