Worlds tallest wooden Skyscraper planned in BC

Student Residence in Canada to be 53 meter high

With wood into the sky: British Columbia University will establish a 18-storey wooden building (symbol picture)Credit: Michael Green Architecture
With wood into the sky: British Columbia University will establish a 18-storey wooden building (symbol picture)<br />Credit: Michael Green Architecture

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.

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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.

Source: vancitybuzz.com