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.

25 October 2021 | Sydney

Approval Won for Software Company's New Headquarters in Sydney

Plans have been approved for Atlassian Central, a project that will cost over US$1 billion and will be built next to Sydney’s Central Station. The project is being developed by...

15 October 2021 | New York City

New Construction Codes in New York City Allow Taller Mass Timber Construction

A major update to the New York City Construction Codes just approved the use of mass timber, including cross-laminated timber, as a structural material for buildings up to 25.9 meters...

12 October 2021 | Brisbane

New Timber Composite Building Proposed for Brisbane

A timber composite building reaching 10 stories has been proposed for Newstead, Brisbane, at 12 Kyabra Street. The project will mainly be used as an office building for small businesses,...

8 October 2021 | Skellefteå

Timber Composite Project in Skellefteå Completes

Sara Kulturhus, a timber composite building in Sweden, just completed. Designed by the architecture firm, White Arkitekter, the building is located in the city of Skellefteå, just south of the...

1 October 2021 | Vancouver

Hybrid Mass Timber Office Building Planned in Vancouver

A new 16-story hybrid mass timber office and retail development called Burrard Exchange at Bentall Centre in Vancouver has been proposed by Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc., operator and joint owner...

20 September 2021 | Santiago

Designs for Masterplan in Santiago Revealed

Designs for a new masterplan for La Fabrica in Santiago have been revealed. Designed by Foster + Partners, the project centers on the regeneration of an existing mid-twentieth century factory...

14 September 2021 | Sydney

Expressionist Office Building Proposed in Sydney

An expressionist design for an office building in Sydney’s Green Square has been submitted for planning assessment. Developed by Toga Group, the AU$141 million (US$103 million) project would deliver 28,751...

10 September 2021

Paradigm Shift Anticipated for Skyscrapers in Near Future

Skyscraper design will change over the next two decades in response to the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, according to a forward-looking article surveying industry experts in Dezeen.   Natural...

26 August 2021 | San Jose

Housing Development Proposed Near Tech Giant's San Jose Village

A new housing tower could sprout in downtown San Jose, a project that would add several hundred residential units near Google’s transit-oriented neighborhood. Apollo, the proposed name of the development,...

25 August 2021 | Greater Geelong

Timber-Concrete Office Building Under Construction in Greater Geelong

Located at 137 Mercer St, an under-construction mixed-use project will feature a separate office building as well as a 2,600-square-meter public precinct. The design response of the new precinct honours...

15 July 2021 | Sydney

Three Cross-Laminated Timber Towers Get Go Ahead in Sydney

Three engineered timber office towers worth AU$173 million (US$ 128 million) have been approved for a site in Sydney’s Lower North Shore. The eight, 12- and 18-story towers proposed by...

2 July 2021 | Rotterdam

Residential Tower Using Cross-Laminated Timber Delayed Due to Timber Pricing

Construction of SAWA, what could be Rotterdam's first wooden residential tower, has been put on hold due to a shortage of timber and other construction materials. Work on the SAWA...

22 June 2021 | Bordeaux

Residential Project Using Structural Timber Reaches Completion in Bordeaux

Eiffage Immobilier, with the architect Jean-Paul Viguier, have delivered what could be among the tallest residential towers in france using structural timber in France. Called Hyperion, the Bordeaux building features...

17 June 2021 | San Jose

San Jose Project Builds on Area’s Agricultural Heritage

The Orchard residences on the Westbank campus in San Jose will span two distinct buildings including an accompanying workspace in an L-shaped plan. Sited at 409 S 2nd street, as...

15 June 2021 | Madison (WI)

Timber Project Proposed in Madison Incorporates Historic Building

A 15-story residential timber building has been proposed in Madison. Baker’s Place will consist of three volumes that range in height from 9 to 14 stories and will incorporate an...

9 June 2021 | Melbourne

Groundbreaking Imminent for Melbourne Timber Tower

US real estate firm Hines will break ground on what could be Melbourne’s tallest mass-engineered timber office building later in 2021 after pausing plans for the AU$200-million (US$154-million) project last...

1 June 2021 | Nantes

Timber Tower Proposed in Nantes

A  58 meter tower mainly made of wood, with shops, urban vacation homes, a rooftop on the first floor, and a 50-meter Nordic pool at its base has been proposed...

1 June 2021 | Chicago

Final Hurdle Cleared for Megadevelopment in Chicago

The Chicago City Council has approved the 3.3-hectare (8.1-acre) North Union megadevelopment in the Near North Side. Planned by JDL Development, the project site is currently occupied by one- or...

21 May 2021 | Toronto

Toronto Coffin Factory Redeveloped Into Condo Complex

A former coffin factory site in Toronto is being redeveloped into a mixed-use complex with retail at-grade and residences above.  West Condos, spanning from 89 to 109 Niagara Street, will...

4 May 2021 | Vancouver

Tall Mass Timber Office Building Planned for Vancouver

A 10-story mixed-use project aims to be among the tallest and largest mass timber office buildings in western Canada. The 18,200-square-meter (196,000-square-foot) T3 Mount Pleasant building at 123 E. 6th...