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Wood, Paper & Green Building

Cluster of timber towers could take root in Bordeaux

March 21, 2016
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Timber construction is on the rise. Following tall timber projects slated for Vancouver, Paris and London, Sou Fujimoto Architects and Laisné Roussel have proposed a new tall timber development for Bordeaux, France. Dubbed Canopia, it features a cluster of four mixed-use timber towers linked by rooftop walkways. Proposed for Bordeaux’s Gare Saint Jean neighborhood, Canopia would be located in a 17,000 sq m (182,986 sq ft) plot and comprise four buildings, with the tallest rising to 50 m (164 ft), making it one of the tallest modern wooden structures in the world….Canopia would be constructed using silver fir and spruce beams, with cross-laminated timber floors and glulam (glued laminated timber) beams supporting the structure – a method we’ve previously covered in detail.

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