CLT Induction in India | WORKSHOP A – Orientation to Cross Laminated Timber

CLT Induction in India | WORKSHOP A – Orientation to Cross Laminated Timber


Feature Image Courtesy: CLT PARK HARUMI©Kawasumi – Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

CLT Induction in India has orgaized three workshops together with an exciting architecture competition with awards of upto Rs. 12,00,000.

The first CLT Workshop will attempt to orient cross laminated timber to participants. The workshop will discuss the merits of using CLT as the primary building product in the industry.

Dates: 13th February 2021, Saturday
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00PM (IST)
Registration: Free

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CLT Induction in India | WORKSHOP A – Orientation to Cross Laminated Timber

Apart from discussing CLT Merits and its consideration in MEC Projects, the workshop will also discuss Innovative Architectural examples of buildings designed with CLT in the world. The following case studies of work done in Japan will be elaborated on –

    1. CLT Park Harumi
    2. Park Wood Takamori
    3. Shimojishima Airport Terminal
    4. Odori Nishi 1-chome Project
    5. Shinjuku Senri Model House

The Second part of the workshop will discuss the possibilities of exploring CLT as the primary construction material for low rise houses. The house has been a site for much architectural innovation through history.  India has long standing traditions of timber house construction from the hot and moist climates of Kerala to the colder climes of Assam and Himachal Pradesh. The stand-alone house remains deeply aspiraonal in evolving economies like India where concrete and steel remain the primary construction material. The houses for the ascendant classes are increasingly built in fragile ecosystems and seek respite in nature.  Our ecological challenges necessitate new strategies towards carbon neutrality for this popular typology.  This workshop seeks to explore possibilities of using CLT as a primary construction material for private house building in India.


ITO YASUTAKA, MEC Industry Co. Ltd.

Mr Ito is Vice President of MEC Industry Co., Ltd. He joined Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd in 2005 and has been with Mitsubishi Estate Residence since 2011. As part of Mitsubishi Estate Housing Planning Department, he initiated the CLT Unit, becoming its Unit Leader, before establishing the new company. He has been instrumental in building its sales promotion activities and is passionate about expanding to the Global market including India.

NAGURA YOSHIYUKI, Mitsubishi Jissho Sekkei Architects.

Mr Nagura has a Masters in Architecture from Waseda University. He is a chief architect of Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Design Department II and has dual responsibility with Mitsubishi Estate Business Promotion Office CLT Unit and MEC Industry. His most recent work using CLT is CLT PARK HARUMI. In 2019, he was also a member of designing team of Tokyo Olympic Village, PARK WOOD office Iwamotocho, Asco Marunouchi Tokyo and Takanawa Forum, Kojimachi PARK  HOUSE. He has won many awards, Wood Design Award-Forestry Agency Secretary Award Good Design Award by Japan Institute of Design Promotion, Ministry of the Environment Energy Saving Lighting Design Award Grand Prix and others

ABE YUSUKE, Mitsubishi Estate Co. Ltd.

Mr Abe graduated from the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science in 2004. He has been involved in the structural design of housing wooden buildings from medium to large scale at a major housing manufacturer.  In November 2020, he joined Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd., concurrently serving as the CLT Unit of the Related Business Promotion Office and the Planning and Sales Department of MEC Industry Co., Ltd. He is involved in the technology and product development of wood-based building materials such as CLT.


KAPIL GUPTA , Serie Architects

Kapil graduated with honours from Sir JJ School of Architecture in 1996, Mumbai followed by postgraduate studies at the Architectural Association, London. He was a Director at the Urban Design Research Institute, Mumbai between 2003 and 2008, where he led India’s first entry to the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2006. He has served as a visiting cric at numerous schools in India and been on several jury panels for competitions and design awards including Archiprix in 2010. He was the Charles Correa Design Chair at the Goa School of Architecture for 2020. Kapil leads and manages Serie’s project portfolio in India with projects ranging across  housing, commercial and institutional sectors. He is closely involved with the development of projects from inception to completion. He has written on the challenges of south Asian urbanisation and is currently involved with ecological and land regeneration strategies in India as a response to climate change.

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The workshop is conducted by MEC Industry Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Jissho Sekkei Architects and Serie Architects. 

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