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.

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...

22 July 2022 | Milwaukee

High-Rise in Milwaukee Takes Title of World’s Tallest Mass Timber Hybrid

On July 20, 2022 New Land Enterprises welcomed the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) and the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) to its Ascent...

8 July 2022 | Toronto

Hybrid Timber High-Rise Proposed for Toronto

A hybrid of cross laminated timber (CLT) and steel construction building design for a new purpose-built rental building in downtown Toronto has been proposed at a height of 95.4 meters...

17 June 2022 | Tokyo

Tokyo Department Store to be Rebuilt with Timber

On 27 May 2022, Marui Group announced that the Shibuya Marui department store will temporarily close its doors on 28 August 2022, while the 51-year-old building undergoes redevelopment. Shibuya Marui...

24 May 2022

Modular Timber Tower Prototype Developed

The "Regenerative High-Rise" is a concept for a modular timber tower by architecture studio Haptic and engineering firm Ramboll that could be used to transform tricky sites in cities worldwide. Aiming...

24 May 2022 | Yokohama

Timber High-Rise in Yokohama Completed

A high-rise building recently completed in Yokohama, near Tokyo, could be among the tallest of its type in the area to be built largely of wood. The structure tops out...

20 April 2022 | Winterthur

One-Hundred-Meter Tall Residential Building Using Load-Bearing Timber Proposed for Winterthur

Danish studio Schmidt Hammer Lassen has revealed its design for a 100-meter-tall housing block in Switzerland. Named Rocket&Tigerli, the terracotta-clad building is set to be built on a former industrial...

7 April 2022 | Amsterdam

Hybrid Timber Tower in Amsterdam Reaches Completion

HAUT takes shape as what could be the Netherlands‘ tallest timber-hybrid residential building designed by British architecture firm Arup. Standing 22 stories tall, the project was conceived as part of...

24 February 2022 | Toronto

Architects Win Design for Toronto Waterfront Neighborhood

Alison Brooks Architects, Adjaye Associates and Danish practice Henning Larsen have been appointed to deliver a new waterside neighborhood in Toronto, CanadaThe companies, working with developers Dream Unlimited and Great...

23 February 2022 | Tokyo

Hybrid-Timber Office Proposed for Central Tokyo

A hybrid-timber office building under construction in central Tokyo has been selected as a leading sustainable project by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The tentatively-named Tameike Project...

11 February 2022 | Frankfurt am Main

High-Rise Complex to Move Forward in Frankfurt

Ferdinand Heide Architekt have been selected to develop a high-rise complex in Frankfurt, Germany, following an international design competition. Titled “Millennium Areal," the winning proposal features two twisted glass towers...

3 February 2022 | Los Angeles

Redevelopment Project to Deliver Housing, Offices, and Retail to Los Angeles Site

Plans to redevelop a storage facility next to Metro's La Cienega/Jefferson Station with housing, offices, and retail are moving forward, with the publication of a sustainable communities environmental assessment by...

3 January 2022 | Sacramento

High-Rise Revealed For Lot in Sacramento

New plans have been revealed for a multi-structure development with a 30-story tower at Lot X, overlooking the yellow Tower Bridge in Downtown Sacramento. The project, to be called 210...

17 December 2021 | Milwaukee

Ascent, Milwaukee Structurally Tops Out

New Land Enterprises and development partner Wiechmann Enterprises celebrate milestone as mass timber construction is structurally topped out. Earlier this week, the final mass timber beams, columns and CLT roof were...

6 December 2021 | Singapore

"Stacked Pavilion" Office Tower Proposed in Singapore

Tower of Tables' stacked pavilion concept groups four to six-story workspace communities with surrounding landscape terraces and facilitates the collaborative nature of contemporary office-based work. The tower has a flexible...

23 November 2021 | Glasgow

Regenerative Tall Building Forests Proposed at COP26

At COP26, the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) proposed a concept for creating buildings in an urban context with a goal of providing...

17 November 2021 | Macau

Macau's Hotel and Casino Project Tops Out

Phase 2 of the Studio City complex in Macau has topped out. A ceremony celebrating this achievement was hosted by Lawrence Ho, chairman and CEO of the Melco Resorts &...

11 November 2021 | Vancouver

New Developers Appointed to Stalled Project in Vancouver

At the end of October, the British Columbia Court of Appeal overturned a ruling made by the British Columbia Supreme Court over which developer will take over Terrace House. The...

9 November 2021 | Vancouver

Designs Revealed for Forest Inspired Project in Vancouver

Urban Agency Architects has designed a project for Vancouver called Vancouver Forest. The materiality of the building takes inspiration from the scenic forests in the surrounding region. This design uses...