Worlds tallest wooden Skyscraper planned in BC
Student Residence in Canada to be 53 meter high
The new wooden skycraper by University of British Columbia (UBC) is proposed to have 16 to 18 storeys and will be used as a student accomodation at Point Grey campus. With a height of 53 meter, it will be the world's tallest wooden building of its kind, according to a report on vancitybuzz.com. The structure is made of high-density laminated beams. Over an area of almost 15,000 squaremeter the wooden tower will offer housing for up to 400 students. It will cost about 30 million CAN-$ and could be ready for occupancy in September 2017.
Battle of the Giants
Currently the tallest wooden building in the world is a 10-storey, 32 meter high apartment complex in Melbourne. A 14-storey wooden building of 49 m height near Oslo is under construction. "Wood is an appropriate material for large and tall buildings," stated Vancouver-based architect Michael Green. His bureau performed a concept-study of a 30-storey woodbuilding with success.