The new Science and Engineering Complex for Harvard University in Boston will soon be completed. Situated at the southwest entrance to the 500,000-square-foot structure, Behnisch Architekten has developed a new bike parking station which will shelter nearly 100 bicycles. The new station explores the strength and lightness of wood construction. Using a folded plate structural system, 36 cross-laminated timber (CLT) plates vault between steel columns and interlock with CNC-mitered joints stitched together with mechanical fasteners.
Fabricated in Gossau, Switzerland by Blumer-Lehmann. Engineered by Jan Knippers Ingenieure and Fast + Epp.