Revealing designs for the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower

May 17, 2019

A Vancouver developer proposes the world’s tallest wood tower. Image courtesy Perkins + Will[1]
A Vancouver, British Columbia developer proposes the world’s tallest wood tower.
Image courtesy Perkins + Will

A Vancouver (British Columbia) developer has proposed a mass timber, Passive House skyscraper that could be the world’s tallest wood tower.

Delta Land Corporation[2] is working with architect Peter Busby from Perkins + Will[3] to design the 35 to 40-story Canada Earth Tower with the aim of setting a new benchmark for environmental performance and human health and well-being.

The British Columbia government recently changed its building code[4] to allow for wood buildings up to 12 stories, and the Canadian federal government is expected to do the same next year.

Canada’s Earth Tower will:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Opener2-1.jpg
  2. Delta Land Corporation: http://deltalanddev.com/whoweare/default.htm
  3. Perkins + Will: https://perkinswill.com/
  4. changed its building code: https://www.constructioncanada.net/b-c-first-to-allow-12-storey-tall-wood-buildings/

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