University of Birmingham Teaching Building
A sustainable university building with architectural highlights
The new building at the University of Birmingham contains various lecture halls, seminar rooms and a café. It is freely accessible to all students, staff and lecturers. The heart of this building is the lecture hall, which has a hexagonal floor plan and a special roof construction in timber and cross-laminated timber. The top priority was to develop the details in such a way that all connections were hidden and only the timber surface remained visible.
WIEHAG demonstrates engineering expertise
The large timber parallel beams are attached to steel girders by means of a special rod dowel connection at the support. The specially developed steel part allows the bearing forces from the roof structure to be transmitted to the on-site steel girders without torsion. The diagonal bars are mounted between the large girders and fixed with screws. The cross laminated timber panel mounted above this stiffens the entire roof structure. The roof construction took 12 weeks to assemble.
- Birmingham (GB)
- University of Birmingham
- 4,800 m²
- Total construction cost
- 24 million pounds
- January 2020
- CLT volume:
- 200 m³