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.

23 April 2021 | London

The City of London’s High-Rise Appetite is as Fierce as Ever

The City of London’s appetite for more steel-and-glass skyscrapers shows no sign of relenting, unaffected by either the global pandemic or the climate emergency. In the first few months of...

2 April 2021 | Missoula

Missoula University Building Proposed Using Cross-Laminated Timber

As the W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation outgrows its nearly 100-year-old building at University of Montana, the Missoula flagship is requesting money from the Legislature to construct a...

19 March 2021 | Lille

Architecture Firm Wins Contest to Complete Green-Terraced Mixed-Use Building in Lille

A design by architecture firm Coldefy has been selected as the winning entry of a competition to build a new mixed-use building in northern France. The project is to be...

8 March 2021 | Burnaby

New "Use-Neutral" Tower Typology Offers Futureproof-Adaptability

A group of like-minded architects, builders, and engineers, including B+H Architects, Mortenson, Coffman Engineers, and Robert Bird Group, are working on a new type of high-rise, one that they hope...

26 February 2021 | London

Twisting Music Center Cancelled in London

After failing to secure private funding, the Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R)-designed London Centre for Music, previously planned for where the Museum of London now stands, has reportedly been cancelled....

11 February 2021 | Berlin

Proposed Berlin Tower to Use Cross-Laminated Timber in Construction

The high-rise mixed-use building that Berlin is planning to construct in the city’s Kreuzberg district is unusual for a few reasons.The 322-foot (98-meter) tower, whose construction was confirmed on 29...

2 February 2021 | Lausanne

Tower Proposed for Lausanne to Use Substantial Timber in Construction

In recent years, the number of timber towers around the world, as well as their height, has grown remarkably quickly. The latest notable example in this fast-moving area of sustainable...

7 December 2020 | London

Net Zero Timber Scheme Greenlit in London

Planning permission has been secured for Timber Square, the proposed 370,000 square feet (34,374 square meters) office development in Lavington Street, London. Timber Square will be a net-zero carbon scheme,...

5 November 2020 | Dublin

Timber Tower to Crown 19th Century Dublin Mill

Advances in wooden construction techniques have enabled tall timber towers to grow in cities throughout the world. Urban Agency's Dock Mill proposal for Dublin is slated for the roof of...

4 November 2020 | Wolfsburg

New Master Plan Proposed for Wolfsburg

Details have just been released about Wolfsburg Connect, a 13.6-hectare masterplan in Wolfsburg’s Nordkopf district. For Volkswagen, whose agenda-setting mobility technology research will be conducted in Wolfsburg, luring top talent...

3 November 2020 | San Jose

Downtown San Jose Affordable Housing Complex Gets Financing from Tech Giant

A large residential complex that’s being developed in downtown San Jose near Google’s proposed transit village has landed some key financing from a unit of the tech titan. McEvoy Apartments,...

30 October 2020 | Vancouver

Rental Tower with Wood Cladding Gains Approval in Vancouver

For over 20 years, the Vancouver Westside’s True Confections cake shop was located at the retail building located at the northwest corner of the intersection of West Broadway and Alma...

8 October 2020 | Tokyo

Seventeen-Story Wood-Framed Tower Proposed for Tokyo

Mitsui Fudosan and Takenaka Corporation are planning to build a 17-story wood-framed office tower in Tokyo's Nihonbashi district. With a proposed height of 70 meters, this could be among the...

18 September 2020 | Boston

National Fire Protection Association Code Approves Taller Timber Buildings

The new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 5000 Building Construction and Safety Code and NFPA 101 Life Safety Code have allowances for larger and taller mass timber buildings. “The addition...

9 September 2020 | Penang

Firms Announced to Design New Sustainable City in Penang South Islands

Ramboll, architect Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and Hijjas have been selected by the Penang State Government as winners to design the masterplan for the new Penang South Islands (PSI) in...

1 September 2020 | Milwaukee

Construction Starts On Milwaukee Mass Timber Tower

Construction has started on an unusual downtown Milwaukee apartment tower. The 25-story, 259-unit high-rise is being constructed with a type of mass timber construction called cross-laminated timber (CLT). The mass...

19 August 2020 | Sydney

Office Tower in Sydney to Stay On Course Despite Remote Work Option

Atlassian chief executive and co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has said he has no regrets about committing the company to anchor a major new flagship building in central Sydney, despite the company...

29 June 2020 | Vancouver

Luxury Condo Tower in Vancouver Hits Financial Challenge

The pace of Terrace House‘s construction over the past two-and-a-half years has been far slower than normal, as if it has been suspended, and a recent insolvency bulletin provides some...

25 June 2020 | Sydney

New Hybrid Timber Tower To Be Built in Sydney

Sydney could soon be home to what is claimed to be the world's tallest hybrid timber building if a new project comes to fruition.BVN design studio and New York-based SHoP...

4 May 2020 | Göteborg

Sculptural Wooden Crown Proposed for Göteborg Skyline

Danish architecture studio Dorte Mandrup together with Bisgaard Landscape and Rambøll have won an international competition to design a new mixed-use project on the Banks of Gothenburg's Riverfront in Sweden....