China’s first wooden public transit station

Friday 6 Aug 2021

The Olympic Sports Central Axis Ecological Park, located on the Olympic Sports Avenue in Baqiao District, Xi’an, is an important supporting project for China’s 14th National Games. As a key component of the park project, the Skytrain station is divided into east and west sides symmetrically arranged on top of the flyover with Metro Line 3 as the central axis.

In order not to interfere with the operation of Metro Line 3 and to deliver the project within tight deadlines, the designer was convinced by Canada Wood China to use the wood-frame construction. The structure consists of 244 main beams and 6556 secondary beams, of which the wood keel is lapped with sustainably harvested Douglas fir milled in Canada that was used for glulam components.

The Project Team completed the original 60-day construction task with 25 days, with work continuing through the night. This won precious time for the subsequent construction and laid a solid foundation for the realization of the “June 30” as a completion date for the whole project. With the unique designs, and as the station to service the Olympic Sports Central Axis Ecological Park, the Skytrain station will become an iconic location for the city.

Source: Canada Wood

WoodWorks 2021 Update:

In last week’s issue we outlined plans for a tour around Red Stag’s CLT factory as part of WoodWorks 2021 being run for wood manufacturers, architects, project managers and engineers in Rotorua on 21-22 September. The tours will run hourly starting at 1:00pm through 4:00pm on Tuesday 21 September for conference delegates.

In addition to the site tours, BRANZ are also running a free 3-hour workshop on fire controls, energy efficiencies, timber durability and environmental benefits around timber construction. This pre-conference workshop starts at 10am on Tuesday 21 September 2021. Further details can be found by clicking here.

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