The complex Fingers Crossed sculpture is being designed by students at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, working with Arup engineers and TRADA’s expert technical team.

Made in 9mm birch plywood from Hanson, the connection between elements will rely solely on the force of friction, rather than metal joints.

TRADA describes it as a "real-life exploration of the bending capacity and connection possibilities that timber panels provide by integrating structural and spatial performance into one elegant architectural solution".

"By bringing together students from the Architectural Association, Arup and our own technical expertise in timber, we believe we have created a truly innovative, ground-breaking structure," said TRADA membership and marketing manager Rupert Scott.

Members of the public will be able to Fingers Crossed walk around the structure, with seating provided in its specially landscaped site.

Following the LDF from September 13-21, Fingers Crossed will feature at Timber Expo from October 7-8 at the Birmingham NEC.