To help understand what effects the structure and lighting conditions had on the assemply / multi-purpose space, a large scale model which would allow to make decisions based on the outcomes was constructed. Previously the roof grid conformed to the 5m structural grid system below, however it became apparent that the purlins could be placed futher apart without affecting the structural integrity of the plant. This provides for a faster construction time, saves wasting materials, and gives the roof its own independence from the rest of the structure whilst still being connected to it.
Timber slats are hung onto the facade of the hall and are made from red western cedar, due to the materials impermeable qualities. The spacing of slats are kept tight to created a filtered effect of light that glows through whilst acting as a solar shading device. During evening events, this lighting effect is reversed, whereby the interior light glows through and creates an inviting atmosphere within the scheme.