Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

LocationExchange Street, Aylesbury, UK
Year of Construction2009
ArchitectRHWL Architects
ContractorWillmott Dixon Construction Limited
ClientAylesbury Vale District Council
ProductsLENO Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) Laminate Veneer Lumber (LVL), Façade
ServicesStructural Design, Shop drawings, Manufacturing, Installation
Building TypeCulture
Contract Valueapprox. 4,7 Mio €

The plan view follows a peanut-form, the pedestal line waves up and down and the roof layer is slightly inclined. The geometry causes a façade construction with over 100 glulam-fins, each a single piece. The post-beam-façade is inverse, the big columns at the exterior and the glazing inside. The low allowable dimensional deviation and the interface with interior joinery caused high accuracy and robot controlled fabrication. For the foyer we´ve delivered roof and ceiling elements with acoustic panels. In total the Waterside theatre is made of about 14.000 wooden single pieces.