The Smile, Chelsea College of Art, London, UK 16 Sep 2016.

The Smile Alison Brooks and Arup credit Guy Bell

The Smile, a landmark project for the London Design Festival designed by architect Alison Brooks and the engineer was ARUP. It will be on show outside the Chelsea College of art from 17 September – 12 October. Measuring 34m in length, the curved form is a ‘bold and exciting’ experiment in wood engineering and in design being made from cross-laminated timber (CLT) in tulipwood, it has been initiated by The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC).

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