B.C. developer proposes world’s tallest timber tower

April 29, 2019

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A Vancouver developer proposes the world’s tallest wood tower.
Image courtesy Delta Group and Perkins+Will

A Vancouver developer has proposed a mass timber, Passive House skyscraper that could be the world’s tallest wood tower.

Delta Land Corporation[2] is working with architect Peter Busby from Perkins + Will[3] to design the 35 to 40-storey Canada Earth Tower with the aim of setting a new benchmark for environmental performance and human health and well-being.

The B.C. government recently changed its building code[4] to allow for wood buildings up to 12 storeys, and the federal government is expected to do the same next year.

Canada’s Earth Tower will:

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Opener2-2.jpg
  2. Delta Land Corporation: http://deltalanddev.com/whoweare/default.htm
  3. Perkins + Will: https://perkinswill.com/
  4. changed its building code: https://www.constructioncanada.net/b-c-first-to-allow-12-storey-tall-wood-buildings/

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