The Rootstein Hopkins Parade ground, here at Chelsea College, currently plays host to one of the most spectacular forms we have seen called 'The Smile' Built for the London Design Festival, Architect Alison Brooks' wooden inverted arc is truly a sight to behold. Made entirely from North American Tulip wood. An engineering feat it most certainly is with the structure made in Germany by the CLT (cross laminated timber) pioneers, Zubli_Timber and shipped across for construction a few weeks ago. 4000 screws that are a foot long and require just a normal hand held drill hold it all together. For more information follow the link below.
We were fortunate to watch the structure being built. We went from this.....
Visitors are able to walk up inside and take time to ponder at either end.