Three Sustainable Towers debuts at Gingerbread City 2022 – Latest
We’re delighted to be a part of this year’s Gingerbread City hosted by the Museum of Architecture. Elliott Wood engineers designed, baked and decorated our “Three Sustainable Towers” plot, complete with polar bears and penguins!
The design of our towers is based on well-established sustainable building practices; modularity and low-carbon structural materials. The circular towers are inspired by engineered timber construction, with the boomerang-shaped beams representing glulam. The third tower is created with a modular construction design, with each rectangle shaped as a box to represent shipping containers; a common component of modular buildings.
As our plot is located on the snowy 'Continental Island', we wanted to create a snowy winter scene with a sustainable agenda where the residents of the gingerbread city can live, work and play. The key elements in the Tree Towers are the boomerang shaped engineered timber wings which are sized proportionality to support the slab above whilst transferring the loads back to the foundations.
The brilliantly festive Gingerbread City exhibition is open to the public until 2 January 2023 at 6-7 Motcomb Street, Belgravia. Advance booking is essential, so grab yourself a ticket and visit now! Proceeds from the exhibition go to support the Museum of Architecture’s Grant Giving Fund.