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The Sweet Spot
The Smile is an urban pavilion that we created for the London Design Festival 2016, designed by award winning architect Alison Brooks and engineered by Arup, using some of the largest ever panels of tulipwood CLT (cross-laminated timber).
The Smile is not just a creative installation but something far more important. The Smile is the culmination of our efforts to show that hardwoods can have a structural use in buildings. As we reflect on its success we are more aware than ever of the wealth of opportunity for hardwood, particularly engineered hardwood, in 2017 and beyond.