Architect
CuiKai / CADG
Structural Engineer
StructureCraft
Project Size
800,000 sqft
Builder
StructureCraft
Location
Chengdu, China
Our Service
Engineer-Build
Completion
In Progress

Tianfu Agriculture Expo

Architect
CuiKai / CADG
Structural Engineer
StructureCraft
Project Size
800,000 sqft
Builder
StructureCraft
Location
Chengdu, China
Our Service
Engineer-Build
Completion
In Progress

Asia's Largest Timber Structure

At over 800,000 sqft (75,000sqm), the new Tianfu Agriculture Expo will be the largest timber structure in Asia, and one of the largest timber structures in the world.

Working closely with one of China's most famous architects, CuiKai, our structural design for this series of 5 vaults uses unique Vierendeel trusses to achieve clear spans of more than 115m/375ft and heights of 45m/150ft.

Stay tuned for more details - construction has begun, and in partnership with Hasslacher we have already shipped more than 3500m3 of Glulam to Chengdu!



Structural Engineering

The 5 exhibition halls will house museums and display agricultural products from the region. The roofs of these halls are clad with ETFE but are open-ended, encouraging a direct connection with the surrounding farmland.

The roof structure uses 77 unique arched Vierendeel trusses to achieve clear spans up to 115m and heights up to 45m.The trusses have a triangular cross section comprised of a Larch top chord and two Spruce bottom chords – the top chords are exposed to the weather.

Fabrication


Installation