26 Apr '16, 8am

Magnificent timber skyscraper will sequester carbon and add greenery to Bordeaux

, the Hyperion project comprises an eye-catching top-heavy timber tower as well as two shorter timber-framed buildings. Cantilevered timber balconies jut out of the 18-story building—the timber skyscraper could be the world’s tallest timber-framed building when complete—on all sides to maximize views and include balcony gardens and green roofs that create a favorable micro-climate, purify the air, and mitigate unwanted solar gain. Ample glazing opens the building up to natural light and ventilation. The wooden building will be constructed from a combination of laminated veneer lumber and glulam for a post-and-beam substructure, while cross-laminated timber is used for the flooring and walls.

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