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The flagship campus of La Trobe University, located in the Melbourne suburb of Bundoora, is the site of an awardwinning residential mass timber complex for 625 students. Designed as twin curving buildings around a courtyard of indigenous gum trees, it is the largest mass timber construction in the state of Victoria.
It features glulam and CLT elements that act both structurally and decoratively in the interior. Engineering of the wooden structural elements enabled outstanding acoustic performance with noise protection levels exceeding Australian requirements and guidelines.
- Australian Timber Design Awards: Multi-Residential 2020 The use of renewable CLT and glulam substantially lowers the building’s carbon footprint, enabling 76% lower global warming potential compared to traditional construction materials
- CLT elements are manufactured with LOCTITE HB S049, HB S139 and HB S209