PROJECTS

The world’s next tallest wooden building

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.