35 storey building made of wood is planned for Vancouver

The world’s tallest building made out of wood is being proposed for Vancouver, Canada. The wood products used in the 35 storey structure would store an estimated 3,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide.

The Baobab project, as it is called is a collection of wood structures that would offer greater environmental responsibility and a lower carbon footprint than other alternatives.

When harvested responsibly, wood is the only carbon-neutral building material that can reduce greenhouse gas and sequester carbon in buildings.

The Vancouver building will combine a mix of housing types, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub and amenities.

The architects  say the proposed design explores ways in which the next generation can live in small urban spaces without losing their sense of community.

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June 22, 2015
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