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.

1 May 2020 | Milwaukee

Timber Composite Tower in Milwaukee To Begin Pre-Leasing

New Land Enterprises will begin pre-leasing apartments in Ascent, a proposed 25-story apartment tower made from mass timber, in the coming days. A brochure will include floor plans, prices, and...

1 April 2020 | Kelowna

Designer Chosen for Mass Timber Tower in Kelowna

RPB Hotels and Resorts has selected HDR to provide architectural design services for the development of a new 82-suite, 12-story mass timber constructed Ramada Hotel in Kelowna, British Columbia. The...

30 March 2020 | Los Angeles

Timber Housing Development Being Planned for Skid Row in Los Angeles

Skid Row Housing Trust and Michael Maltzan Architecture are planning a 150-unit supportive housing development tower in Downtown Los Angeles, made almost entirely of wood. The 14-story timber building would...

13 March 2020 | Tokyo

Japan’s First Wood-Frame Residential High-Rise to Be Built in Tokyo

Nomura Real Estate Development is in the process of building a wood-frame hybrid condominium in Tokyo’s Chiyoda-ku, Ochanomizu district. Proud Kanda Surugadai is a 14-story, 36-unit condominium due for completion...

12 February 2020 | Cebu

Skyscraper Projects Move Forward in Downtown Cebu

The city of Cebu’s building boom will soon see the rise of several skyscrapers. Paris-based Vincent Callebaut Architectures is behind the design of the Rainbow Tree, a green building development...

7 January 2020 | Rotterdam

Proposal for Hybrid Timber Skyscraper in Rotterdam Awarded

PLP Architecture has seen off UNStudio and Group A to win a competition for a 140-meter-tall office and apartment tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The practice’s proposal, named the Tree House,...

30 September 2019 | Milwaukee

Proposed Wooden High-Rise in Milwaukee Gets Final Changes Approved

The City of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approved changes to New Land Enterprises’ Ascent residential project that will add height, parking space...

7 August 2019 | Sydney

Sydney Master Plan to Employ Smart Cities Design Concept

Property developer Mulpha Australia recently won developmental approval for one of the first timber commercial buildings as part of its AU$3 billion (US$2 billion) Norwest master plan in west Sydney....

7 June 2019 | Brisbane

Plans Underway for 20-Story Brisbane Tower with Timber “Ribbons”

Brisbane developer Aria Property Group has lodged its second residential development application within a month, in a sign of confidence for the Brisbane apartment market. Aria has put forth a...

29 May 2019 | Melbourne

Timber Tower to Rise Atop Melbourne Shopping Mall

Property company GPT Group has unveiled the design for what might be Australia’s tallest timber building, a 12-story office tower. Planned to be built at 300 Lonsdale Street on top...

22 May 2019 | Melbourne

Public Transit-Adjacent Tower Completed in Melbourne

Global construction company Multiplex has completed Fivex’s AU$24 million (US$16.5 million) Riverview House  commercial office building at 276 Flinders Street in Melbourne’s CBD. Designed by architects Baldasso Cortese with engineers...

15 May 2019 | Milwaukee

Mass Timber Apartment Tower Moves Forward with Grant in Milwaukee

A downtown Milwaukee high-rise has found support from an unlikely source: the United States Department of Agriculture. The department’s Forestry Service division announced this week that it had awarded 41...

8 May 2019 | Vancouver

Developer Proposes Timber Skyscraper in Vancouver

Delta Land Development and its team is in the process of planning what could be the world’s tallest mass timber building in Vancouver’s Broadway Corridor. Delta’s site is currently occupied...

12 April 2019 | Melbourne

Timber Tower Will Join Melbourne Skyline

Hines, one of the world’s largest privately-owned global property groups, has made its foray into Australian development, purchasing of a corner site in Collingwood where it will build a timber...

12 April 2019 | Paris

Plans Revealed for New Urban District in Paris

Winners for the competition "Inventer Bruneseau" have been decided. The massive project will convert a 100,000-square-meter brownfield site into a major new urban district by the River Seine in south-east...

3 April 2019 | Victoria

Victoria Developer Reaches for Sky with Mass Timber Tower

A condo project in Victoria could become one of the largest residential buildings in British Columbia made from wood. The proposed development on Speed Avenue, will have a 12-story tower...

14 March 2019 | Brumunddal

CTBUH Ratifies “World’s Tallest Timber Building” Following Height Criteria Update

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s...

27 February 2019 | Rouen

Wooden Tower Will be Added to Rouen’s Skyline

Soon a wooden tower will be visible in the skies of Rouen, France. In the summer of 2019, Eiffage Construction will file building permits for an eight-story, 12,340-square-meter building in...

25 February 2019 | Salzburg

A Salzburg Architect Has Proposed a Vertical High-Rise Farm

After two years of development, Studio Precht has manifested a modular building system that looks to combat the combined issues of climate change, population growth, and food shortages. It investigates...

15 February 2019 | London

London’s Blackwall Reach Project May Not Use Timber as Originally Planned

CF Møller is rethinking the use of engineered timber for its scheme to replace Robin Hood Gardens, following the UK government’s ban on combustible cladding materials for tall buildings. The...