Timber Framed Outdoor Pavillion

LOCATION:Grose Vale, NSW – Australia
FRAME TYPE:Feature Truss
FRAME STYLE:Traditional + Pavillion
TIMBER SPECIES:Blackbutt
COMPLETED:2013
This project was commissioned under a partnership between architects Suttie & Rofe in 2013. The project was a multi-million dollar development of the Benedict XVI retreat centre, owned by the Catholic Church. Our brief was to design and construct an outdoor pavilion roof as the centre point feature of the entire development. People were to gather beneath our massive hardwood beams before entering the Chapel, and other buildings on site.
The timber frame was constructed from Blackbutt to meet bushfire requirements and incorporated decorative carved elements such as the Latin phrase carved into the exposed ridge beam. The builder on this project was Denham Construction who coordinated all of the works including the huge brick columns.