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What a great way to end a sensational 2021. One of our most iconic jobs, Eric Tweedale Stadium, the first outdoor stadium done with a timber superstructure, has been named WINNER of the 2021 Timber Design Awards. As the jury panel remarked, the timber is the hero of this project, and it shows how good a timber structure can be in a public space when handled properly by the designers. Theca Timber and Rubner joined the design team composed of DWP (Architects) and Northrop (Structural Engineers) in a very early stage, supporting strategic design choices with our experience and manufacturing techniques, pushing the boundaries of what has been achieved in Australia in terms of timber sports infrastructures. The stadium includes a grandstand with change rooms, multipurpose room, first-floor function space, commercial kitchen and outdoor viewing deck. The $11.3 million stadium has been a benchmark for sustainable construction with a key focus on an intricately detailed timber roof structure that cantilevers over eight meters, providing shelter from the weather and solar shade cover for the seating By the way, the stadium won the 2021 People's Choice Award and the 2021 Commercial and Public Buildings Award too, totaling three awards in a night that will surely be remembered by all of us for long time. To read more visit our Projects page


Theca Timber and Rubner Holzbau are pleased to be Gold Sponsors of the National Sports & Physical Activity Convention (link) which will be held in Melbourne, November 9th to 11th. The Convention is focused on Sustainability and on the best ways the sports community can innovate their facilities, both existing and newly designed, and its activities in a way to pay more attention to the environment. The convention will gather Speakers from all around the world, leaders in their own field such as executives of Sports Federations, Sports Clubs, Olympic Committee and so on.

Adam Shears, Theca Timber Director, said: "We are excited to be part of this event for the first time. So far our approach to design and supply sports facilities has been driven by providing structural solution using engineered-timber. With our commitment to sustainability, we now intend to integrate environmental analysis and early-concept involvement with Architects and Sports Developers to improve the way we build sport facilities in Australia".


Batemans Bay Regional Leisure and Aquatic Centre has seen this week the completion of the glulam roofing structure over the main pool area. Another great job to be involved in.

Despite a number of design difficulties and engineering hurdle, in the past 6 months Theca and Rubner has shown a true commitment to ADCO delivering on time the 33mt long trusses to Batemans Bay, despite the global pandemic situation and even the Suez Canal blockage!

We can't wait to see the all building completed and stay tuned for more pictures of the outdoor pergola with 3D curved glulam beams!


Last week Theca Director Adam Shears delivered a copy of the 2020 Timber Design Award plaque to Damon Barbaresco, Development Manager of Vicinity Centres, the Client and Developer of Chadstone Link, on behalf of Rubner. What a pleasure to watch back at a successful job and walk under a structure that now, after all what have happened with the pandemic, looks even more relaxing and quiet.

To know more about Chadstone Link please visit the Projects page.


We're honoured and delighted to have been selected in Partnership with Rubner Holzbau to design, engineer and supply the new Batemans Bay Regional Arts and Aquatic Centre. Designed by a joint venture of NBRS and Donovan Payne Architects and engineered by TTW, the new facility is under construction by ADCO. Our scope has involved taking over the tender design scheme of the long timber trusses for the main pool and the gymnasium, as well as all other engineered timber elements, and bring it to a locked 3D model and shop drawings.

All metal hardware is factory-assembled guaranteeing precision, accuracy and finally time and equipments savings on site. On our social media channels, LinkedIn and Instagram, you'll be able to find production and shipment photos taken during the supply process.



We are pleased to announce that, thanks to our partnership with Rubner Holzbau and their total prefabrication approach when it comes to timber structures, as well as our long-time involvement with translucent roofing systems from dott.Gallina, our first internally designed, prefabricated and modular roofing structure for outdoor swimming pools is ready. From 20x30mt up to 40*70mt (so far), this structure scores a point of difference in sustainability, aesthetics, speed of completion from design to erection, durability without maintenance, affordability.

Download here the brochure.


We are pleased to have three successfully-completed jobs running for the 2020 Timber Design Awards. Together with Rubner as sponsors of the this year edition, we can't wait to participate to the Virtual Celebration to take place in November. The exact date will be public soon.

Good luck to Marrickville Library, Chadstone Link and Stromlo Leisure Centre.



After many Clients, Architects and Engineers objected that we didn't have an always updated window where they could see our realisations in Australia and New Zealand, here we go! The creation of Theca Instagram page is meant to keep you all constantly informed. Enjoy!