construction work talk torontoThe race is on for the tallest of the tall timber buildings in Canada. In Toronto, one contender is 77 Wade Avenue, designed by Bogdan Newman Caranci (BNC) Architects and Urban Design.

If completed today, it would be the tallest modern mass timber commercial building in Canada, at 7 storeys and approximately 150,000 square feet.

Developed and managed by Next Property Group, this purpose-designed office and collaboration environment targets the high tech sector, and will be a prototype for mid-rise office buildings.

BBG Life report the full story here.

Wooden High-Rise Trend Reaches New Heights in Norway

norway construction projectThe wonderful world of superlatively tall wood buildings has just gained its newest title-holding champion in the form of Mjøstårnet (Mjøsa Tower), a handsome timber high-rise in the Norwegian town of Brumunddal topping out at 18 stories.

Rising 280 feet (85.4 meters) above Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s newly minted tallest-timber-tower-in-the-world isn’t really all that tall in the scheme of things. It’s shorter than Big Ben, the Statue of Liberty, the Louisiana State Capitol and my grandmother’s old apartment building in downtown Seattle. It’s also 100 feet shorter than the world’s tallest woody perennial, a coast redwood hidden away in a remote section of Redwood National and State Parks, a string of parks in California.

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Tallest Timber Office Building in America Revealed

high rise wooden building americaHuge zigzagging windows tease apart these two cross-laminated timber office buildings, which Danish architecture firm 3XN has proposed for Toronto.

Called T3 Bayside, the 10-storey office complex is proposed for property near Lake Ontario in the Canadian city.

The T3 Bayside proposal comprises two large volumes designed to rise to 42 metres tall at their highest point. If completed, it is set to become the “tallest timber office building” in North America, according to 3XN.

This is a fantastic project and you can learn more about it here.