It is very exciting to see that Star Mountain Plaza (Kutubu Convention Centre) is one of 40 international projects to be announced as a winner in the 2021 Civic Trust Awards.

We are proud to be part of the team that produced this spectacular demonstration of timber’s beauty, versatility and strength in the traditional Papuan longhouse which features structural Glulam, manufactured and supplied by TimberLab Solutions in New Zealand.

Spanning 30m, rising to a height of 18m and with a curved cantilevered canopy – this 103m long completed structure including Glulam portals, purlins and connections was all produced in TimberLab’s plant in Auckland. All custom-made stainless-steel brackets and hardware were modelled and supplied by TimberLab to provide a complete solution.

With early contract consultation between developers Stratum Unlimited, Ignite Architects, Grimshaw Architecture, Mike Newcombe Engineer and TimberLab Solutions; the most cost efficient and build-able solution came off the drawing board before manufacture and construction began. See More Here