Workshop & Lecture USydney

12.8.2019-16.8.2019, University of Sydney: DTC and the University of Sydney organize a collaborative workshop on Digital timber construction in August 2019. Already last year, we successfully organized a “Digital Timber Construction Workshop” together with the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Timber construction has experienced a rapid, positive development in Australia in recent years. Recently, X-Lam in Wodonga, Victoria opened a state-of-the-art plant for the production of cross laminated timber. Recently, major projects were realised in Australia, such as the International House in Sydney (Tzannes, 2017), currently the world’s tallest timber-framed office building in the world – which we will visit as part of the excursion. Another highlight will be a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House, a major shell construction. At the University of Sydney, we will meet Eduardo Oliveira Barata and his Code-to-production class students, with whom we will explore together new opportunities for digital fabrication in timber construction. In particular, full-scale prototypes are to be created. For this purpose, several KUKA robots are available in the “Digital Fabrication Lab” of the Department of Architecture at the University of Sydney.