Erection of Structural Deck, Soffits and End Frames

October 2000

First deliveries are received of the green oak laths that will be jointed to form the gridshell structure

gridshell green oak laths

November 2000

The floor is cut to shape, covered in waterproof felt and construction board to prevent damage and the ingress of water during construction of the gridshell.

gridshell

The ends of the Glulam beams are shaped and the soffits are attached and shaped.

The ends of the Glulam beams are shaped and the soffits are attached and shaped.

The first gable end is placed in position.

The first gable end is placed in position.

Detail showing connection of the arch to the lower floor structure

Detail showing connection of the arch to the lower floor structure