Extreme Timber is the title of one of the feature attractions at the Ecobuild sustainable construction exhibition at ExCeL in London from March 1-3.

Sponsored by engineered timber specialist Pasquill, the exhibit focuses on the use of glulam in large-span structures.

The display will highlight both the material’s technical performance and its “spectacular” design possibilities. The latter will be highlighted by a “hyperbolic parabloid” structure featuring curved and twisting glulam frames, one inverted to form a roof.

The display will also focus on glulam’s sustainable benefits over rival materials, citing the lower energy required in its manufacture compared to steel; with one tonne of glulam having 650kW/h of embodied energy and a tonne of steel 15,600kW/h.