Sydney

Fish Market

Batemans Bay, NSW

Batemans Bay
Leisure Centre

Melbourne

Chadstone Link

Sydney

Eric Tweedale Stadium

Sydney

Marrickville Library

Canberra

Stromlo Leisure Centre


Modular Timber Structure

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The “Chadstone Link”, a stylish and weather-protected walkway, links the Chadstone Shopping-Center to the new office tower “Tower 1” and to the new MGallery of the Sofitel-Hotel Group.

On a length of 110 metres, the spaciously designed and multi-purpose area in one of the largest shopping centres of the southern hemisphere provides manifold possibilities for exhibitions and many other events. The 31 differently dimensioned and individually formed timber arches made of glued laminated timber elements by Rubner Holzbau harmonically connect to the arched glass roof of the adjoining building complex and reach, at their highest point, a height of 15 metres. A highly translucent PTFE-cloth positioned on top of the glued laminated timber structure provides for lots of natural light.

  • Client: Hickory Group
  • Architect: MAKE
  • Services: Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site
  • Completion: 2019
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Nested in a green park in the Cumberland City Council, West Sydney, the new Eric Tweedale Stadium, named after a “living legend” of the Australian Rugby, is a new construction of a Grandstand for 750 spectators with change rooms, multipurpose room, office, amenities, community function room, canteen, kitchen and a covered viewing deck.

The construction is part of the development of the rugby field that is home to Two Blues Rugby Union Club and will be visited by thousands of sport fans during rugby season. The timber structure that was detailed designed by Rubner Holzbau form part of the top floor of the grandstand and is cantilevering for over 8 mt on top of the seating. With a footprint of about 1.000 sqm, the structure was segmented for transport in container with concealed, factory-assembled connections for a pleasant aesthetic outcome and a guarantee of a quick erection.

  • Client: Belmadar
  • Architect: DWP
  • Services: Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site, Technical assistance on site
  • Completion: 2021
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In the Australian suburb of Marrickville, the listed building of the former hospital was preserved and restored to now form part of the newly built library. This newly created library has been defined as multi-purpose community facility whose innovative design combines the most state-of-the-art technologies and sustainability.

To be able to execute this project, 54 round columns had to be built with different lengths reaching from 3 to 9.3 metres. Trimmed and round milled on a CNC-controlled machine installed in the Rubner factory, some 90% of these timber columns support the roof structure of the building - an oversized floating canopy roof inspired on the old hospital roof. Five additional timber columns simultaneously bear the load of one part of the roof and of the façade including the railings. These columns provide an open space feeling since the library’s main atrium, which allows to take a glance at the major areas in the newly installed three-storey building, hardly has any suspended ceilings.

  • Client: CD Construction Group
  • Architect: BVN
  • Services: Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site
  • Completion: 2019
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Stromlo Leisure Centre is an aquatic centre built to serve the local community of Molonglo. Nestled below the Mt Stromlo Observatory on an important landmark site within Stromlo Forest Park, the new facility includes an eight lane 50-metre lap and competition pool, 20m learn to swim pool, slides, a toddler’s pool and splash park, gym and fitness studio, a café, creche and swim store.

For the main building with a footprint of about 5,400 m² Rubner Holzbau in partnership with Theca Australia has provided the entire roofing structure, from full structural design and engineering, to shop drawings, manufacturing in the factory of Bressanone, shipment to site and finally technical assistance during erection.

  • Client: Kane Construction
  • Architect: Cox
  • Services: Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site, Technical assistance on site
  • Completion: 2019
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Theca has designed and engineered a swimming pool modular roofing structure. These modular builds, which are engineered on the bases of a regular rectangle with a dozen combinations of widths and lengths to suit any type of outdoor pool area based on the properties of engineered timber construction.

Their executive design can be easily extended or reduced in size thus immediately adjusting to changing requirements. The 100% prefabrication of this basic structure reduces construction periods compared to conventional construction methods.

  • Client: -
  • Architect: -
  • Services: Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site, Technical assistance on site
  • Completion: 2020
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An iconic new gateway for the region, the Batemans Bay Regional Aquatic & Arts Leisure Centre, is set to become a drawcard for sports, tourism and regional arts programs.

The new center, featuring an ecologically sustainable development principles design, is composed of two distinct pavilions. One houses three pools, a gymnasium and waterslide tower, while the other boasts a 350 retractable seating black box theatre, rehearsal room and art studios. The streamlined central building connecting the two pavilions complete the building with main reception, foyer and administration areas. We provided over 140m3 of spruce glulam treated with a coating suitable for pool environments. The maximum span of the longest elements is 33mt, split into three smaller parts for transport reasons. The original design was calling for a bow-string type of hybrid beams, with a solid flat top glulam part and a tension cable below. We were able to execute the design intent by adapting each dimension for load verification, manufacturability and ease-of-installation. The outdoor pergola is equipped with bespoke 3D bended glulam elements (beams that are freeform bent in two directions) that represents the waves of the nearby ocean, and also the Architect signature on the job.

  • Client: ADCO
  • Architect: NBRS, Donovan Payne Architects
  • Services: Detailed design, Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site
  • Completion: 2021
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Destined to become one of the most significant social and tourist destinations in the city, the new Sydney Fish Market represents a flagship project of the New South Wales government, that will support tourism and the fishing industry, creating a world-class landmark.

Located in Blackwattle Bay in Pyrmont, two kilometres west of the business district of the capital of New South Wales, the Sydney Fish Market is the third largest fish market in the world. The 65,000 square metre renovation project was commissioned from Danish design firm 3XN, working with local architectural firms BVN, GXN Innovation and landscape architect Aspect Studios. It will take about 1,600 m3 of spruce glulam, over 150 tons of steel and all the know-how of Rubner Holzbau to manufacture the large roof that floats above the new Sydney Fish Market, connecting all the elements of the structure in a unique elegant movement that gives the building an iconic presence. The building's roof is an integral part of the new Sydney Fish Market's iconic design, but also a standard bearer for its sustainability strategy. It is in fact designed to collect rainwater for reuse, for the potential production of solar energy. Its unique shape uses the winds to extract warm air and protect workers from the southerly winds. The canopy, made of wood and aluminium, is designed to be as permeable as possible, minimizing the need for air conditioning while diverting direct sunlight. The triangular openings allow plenty of natural daylight into the building, while their orientation shields the building from the sun during the hottest hours.

  • Client: Multiplex
  • Architect: 3XN/BVN
  • Services: Structural Engineering, Fabrication, Delivery to site
  • Completion: 2024