06 Jun '15, 4pm

Worlds tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) just unveiled a proposal for a carbon neutral wooden skyscraper in Paris that, if constructed, will be the world’s tallest wood building. Created in collaboration with DVVD and real estate developer REI France , the wooden skyscraper—dubbed the Baobab—was designed as part of the city’s Réinventer Paris , a competition seeking innovative and environmentally friendly urban projects. The designers estimate the 35-story wood high-rise could sequester 3,700 metric tons of carbon—an amount equivalent to keeping 2,207 cars off the road for a year. MGA is no stranger to tall wood architecture; the Vancouver-based architecture firm designed North America’s tallest wood building and has even published a study, The Case for Tall Wood Buildings , that explains the many sustainable benefits of timber buildings. This study and Principal Michael Green’s 2...

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