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.

11 February 2019 | Toronto

A Nail-Laminated Timber (NLT) Building is Coming to Toronto

Timber buildings are becoming increasingly popular across Toronto. Both George Brown and the University of Toronto have announced their own tall timber projects, and Sidewalk Labs has long been touting...

1 February 2019 | Vaxjo

A Wood-Clad Tower is Proposed for Växjö

As part of a competition that began in May of 2018, Tengbom has unveiled their winning proposal for a new tech beacon in Växjö, Sweden. Commissioned by Växjö city and...

25 January 2019 | Toronto

Totally Timber Smart City Proposed for Toronto

Can one of the world’s oldest building materials form the foundation of a sensor-integrated “smart” neighborhood? Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs is making a go of it on the Toronto waterfront...

24 January 2019 | Milwaukee

Timber Frame, 21-Story Milwaukee Apartment Tower Wins Plan Commission Approval

A downtown Milwaukee apartment high-rise that would use high-grade timber, not steel, for its frame has won Plan Commission approval. The 21-story Ascent would feature 205 apartments and a building...

3 December 2018 | London

Waugh Thistleton Vows to Fight Cross-Laminated Timber Ban

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) specialist Waugh Thistleton Architects has vowed to fight the government’s new combustibles ban after it emerged that engineered timber would not be exempt from the policy.  ...

2 April 2018 | Toronto

Toronto’s George Brown College Selects Finalists for Wooden Tower

Timber towers are on the rise, propelled by the growing availability of new wood technologies that promise major environmental benefits. Today, proposals for increasingly tall wooden structures are sprouting up...