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The world’s next tallest wooden building

A company in Japan proposed a challenge with which it wants to make history: to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world.

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CHOOSE WOOD

04/09/2019

Wood skyscrapers: taking the forest to the city

The construction of tall buildings from wood is probably as old as humanity. 1,400 years ago, the Japanese built multi-storey pagodas that are still standing today, defying weather conditions and earthquakes.

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04/09/2019

The world’s second tallest wooden building

Until February of this year, the tallest wooden building in the world was the Brocks Commons Tallwood House, a student dormitory at the University of British Columbia designed by Acton Ostry Architects.

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04/09/2019

Office building

This entirely wooden building in Bergen, southwestern Norway can house up to 62 apartments. The Treet, as this residential tower is called, is nearly 53 meters high and has 14 floors. Until 2015 it was the tallest wooden building in the world.

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CHOOSE WOOD

04/09/2019

The barriers

Despite of all the advantages, the use of wood to construct tall buildings faces challenges. One challenge is the need to win the minds of people: no one should find it amazing that 30 story buildings can be made of wood.

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CHOOSE WOOD

04/09/2019

The benefits of
timber constructions.

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04/09/2019

The new world’s tallest
wooden building

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CHOOSE WOOD

04/09/2019

The case of wood

Construction of buildings can be greener and wood offers a set of advantages and benefits that were ignored for years.

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CHOOSE WOOD

04/09/2019

The future is urban

Climate change and population growth are intimately related.

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04/09/2019

The world's oldest
wooden building

The Buddhist temple Horyu-ji, in Japan, is composed of several buildings. Its five-story wood-and-stucco pagoda, originally built in 607, stands out as the oldest wooden construction in the world: it is more than 1,400 years old.

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New CMPC building

The building was conceived as an icon of sustainable architecture and engineering, a hallmark of responsible, environmentally friendly silviculture.

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