Barrett Steel Buildings Ltd
Steel pit and paddock complex
The concept of the Pit and Paddock building, the Silverstone "Wing", is to reflect the wing of a bird in full flight, demonstrating grace and velocity. It consists of 1200 tonnes of structural steelwork, is 390m long by 35m wide, reaching a total height of 30m at the tip of the fin which reaches out towards the podium.
Challenging roof formation
Whilst the 3 main floors are relatively standard, the challenge lay in the roof formation. There are 20 different roof surfaces, each with sloping eaves and ridge levels which fasten to each other to give overall continuity, but this be-lies that these slopes are in fact concave rather than flat. The 'Toblerone' eaves detail follows the eaves line in a constant profile until tapering as it wraps around the fin. The fin cantilevers 14m from the main roof, is formed using tapered trusses and has a ridge and flat soffit.