Papworth Trust Timber Shell


The Ramboll UK Cambridge office have constructed a small timber shell for the Papworth Trust, a local charity that works with those who have learning disabilities.

RCD assisted by generating the plate shell geometry, using the planar remeshing method previously seen on the TRADA Pavilion. The method allows doubly curved shells to be constructed with planar elements, utilising the 3-plate principle to allow a hinged connection whilst maintaining the rigidity of the shell.

The shell will remain in place for 3 years.