Built: East Pavilion



The Belfast Truss

The Belfast Truss

Located in C.S. Lewis Square, in Belfast stands the Built: East Pavilion. The design of the structure was decided through an architectural competition, The Belfast Flare, run by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects and JP Corry. The Competition winners were decided in 2017, selecting OGU Architects + Donald McCrory Architects design.

Accoya wood was the material of choice for the pavilion structure; a lightweight, easily machined and sustainable option.

The project was completed in July 2019 and now in 2021, the project has won the small project category at the Wood Awards.

Joiners BPJ Group worked from the architects’ models and detailed drawings to produce 1:1 scale prototype of the trusses and joints to develop the design of each connection. The entire roof structure was assembled in the factory to test the fit of each element before being dismantled and transported to site.

The complex Accoya geometry was then brought back together so that it aligned with the laxer cut metal roof. Traditional craft skills were combined with innovative technologies to create bespoke building components that could be rapidly assembled on site while representing the industrial history using the design of a Belfast truss for inspiration.

Applications used in this project:Inspiration Inspiration

Project details

Project details

Architect: OGU Architects + Donald McCrory Architects

Client: EastSide Partnership

Structural engineer: O’Connor Sutton Cronin Consultant Engineers

Main contractor: Farrans Construction

Joinery & wood supplier: BPJ Group

Wood Distributor: International Timber

Roof engineering and installation: Fabrite

Concrete: Moore Concrete Products

Photography: Joe Laverty

Completed June 2019

Wood Awards 2021 winner – Small Project

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