UA company in Japan proposed a challenge with which it wants to make history: to build the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world. Sumitomo Forestry aims to commemorate its 350 years with a tower 350 meters high that it hopes to have finished in 2041.
“The aim is to create an environmentally-friendly and timber-utilizing cities where they become forests through increased use of wooden architecture for high-rise buildings", Sumitomo Forestry said in a statement.
According to the design presented in Tokyo, the W350, a 70-story building, will be fabricated with 10% steel and 90% wood. The immense tower will house 8,000 homes, hotels, offices and stores within 6,500 square meters, with trees and vegetation on the balconies of each floor.A tube structure, diagonal reinforcements to control vibration and steel columns will protect it from earthquakes.