The Oval, which housed the speed skating events for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. It was a signature structure for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and is a precedent-setting example of advanced wood engineering and design. The design of the wood roof and its application in a building of this size and significance marks the entry of British Columbia’s wood design and fabrication industry onto the world stage.
The building now functions as a multi-use sports and community centre, features one of the largest wood roof spans in the world. The roof was fabricated with hybrid glue-laminated timber-steel arches and WoodWave panels that used wood salvaged from pine beetle-killed forests.
Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga
L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.