Tall Timber News

This selection of stories from the CTBUH Global News feed features the latest tall timber project updates. The full Global News archive is available to CTBUH Members.

26 April 2024 | Lawrence

Innovative Mass Timber Building Unveiled for University Campus in Lawrence

In acknowledgment of National Arbor Day and the incredible benefits that trees and sustainably sourced forests have for our planet and cities, today's news story features a visionary new mass...

9 February 2024 | Vancouver

Vancouver Proposes Rezoning to Encourage Mass Timber Use

On Tuesday, 6 February, Vancouver City Council took its first steps towards creating a new policy program to "remove barriers to mass timber" and encourage more developers to utilize the...

5 December 2023 | Salt Lake City

Developer Seeks to Rezone for Tall Building in Salt Lake City

The developer, Harbor Bay Ventures, recently applied to rezone its property at 1095 E. 2100 South from Sugar House Business District for greater heights. The proposal names the new zone...

8 November 2023 | Baltimore

Baltimore Waterfront to be Reimagined with a Mixed-Use Development

A major transformation is currently underway for the redevelopment of Harborplace in Baltimore. MCB Real Estate is spearheading this initiative to revitalize and expand the city-owned parcel where Harborplace was...

24 October 2023 | Brussels

Plan Announced for 17-Building Complex in Brussels

The much-anticipated masterplan for Brussel’s new development area Lake Side on the site of Tour & Taxis consists of a collection of 17 buildings varying in height and designed by...

2 October 2023 | Perth

Plans for World’s Tallest Hybrid Timber Tower in South Perth Approved

Plans have been given the green light to construct the tallest hybrid timber tower in Perth. Grange Development Consulting, a developer based in Victoria, has been authorized to build a...

27 September 2023 | New York City

New York City Mass Timber Studio Launches

The City of New York is taking a leading role in decarbonizing the built environment and promoting the clean construction industry. The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is...

12 June 2023 | Oakland

Mass Timber Tower Rising in Oakland

Construction is underway in Oakland for a first-of-its-kind high rise apartment building that could be among the tallest beamless mass plywood panel structure in the world. The 19-story, roughly 200...

10 April 2023 | Utrecht

Cylindrical Office Space Proposed in Utrecht

Heatherwick Studio and BARCODE Architects have been selected to design a new building in Utrecht at Jaabeursplein central square.  Together with developer Edge, the team was selected by a design...

2 March 2023 | San Diego

Preparations for Shake Table Testing of 10-Story Mass Timber Building Underway

Shake table testing preparations are underway for a 10-story mass timber building by the project team at NHERI@UCSD. These will take place over the course of about a month once...

15 February 2023 | Milwaukee

New Mass Timber Building in Milwaukee Could Rise 28 Stories

A revised version of The Edison apartment tower in Milwaukee could rise 28 stories at a riverfront site, potentially rising higher than the 25-story Ascent tower. The project is likely...

17 November 2022 | Denver

Denver Mass Timber Project will Break Ground in 2023

What could be Denver's tallest mass timber building is set to break ground in July 2023. Situated in the River North (RiNo) Arts District, the 12-story building named “Return to...

2 November 2022 | Spokane

Mass Timber Luxury Residential Development Proposed for Spokane

atelierjones led an integrated design team for the proposal of a 178,000-square-foot (16,536-square-meter) mass timber housing project in Spokane, Washington that would deliver both market rate and affordable housing. The...

24 October 2022 | Vancouver

25-Story Residential Timber High-Rise Proposed in Vancouver

A proposal to build a 25-story rental housing high-rise as the fifth phase of a Main Alley tech campus in Vancouver’s Mount Pleasant district is moving forward. The building will...

21 October 2022 | Zanzibar

28-Story Residential Timber Building is Proposed in Zanzibar

A 28-story residential and commercial base building designed using a hybrid timber construction has been proposed for the island city of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Called the Burj Zanzibar—“burj” meaning tower in...

15 September 2022 | Austin

Two Commercial Office Buildings Announced in Austin

One Ladybird Lake and 901 South Congress are two new office buildings coming to Austin. One Ladybird Lake, a joint venture partnership with Christopher Investment Company (CIC), will sit on...

19 August 2022 | Sydney

Ceremonial Groundbreaking for New HQ Building in Sydney

The Atlassian Central, the Australian headquarter building has had a ceremonial groundbreaking to initiate the project’s start after the New South Wales government, Dexus and the global software giant reached...

11 August 2022 | Chicago

Plans are Revealed for a Tall Timber Building in Chicago

Noted Chicago developer Sterling Bay is planning a nine-story, 130-unit apartment building at 2100 N Southport Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. The techniques utilized for timber buildings have been...

2 August 2022 | Tokyo

Insurance Building in Japan to be Replaced by Timber High-Rise

Japanese insurance giant Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. said it will begin preparations in 2022 to replace its current head office with a high-rise building largely made of timber. The new...

27 July 2022 | Adelaide

Tall Timber Hybrid Hotel to be Built in Adelaide

The proposed 31 story hotel will be built out of cross-laminated timber (CLT) and steel at 187 Victoria Square – on the corner of Franklin Street and across the road...