A Wooden Skyscraper City

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The Stockholm Centre Party commissioned the Stockholm-based studio to master plan a sustainable district for the city in Sweden for which Anders Berensson Architects has unveiled plans for a conceptual housing development on Stockholm’s waterfront containing 31 cross laminated timber towers to the central docklands area of Masthamnen, designed to be environment friendly, At street level, the development would comprise 19 blocks of between six and 10 floors, with more homes as well as 60,000 square metres of office space and 90 shops and restaurants.
With its sustainable credentials and flexible design applications, architects around the world are experimenting with the potential of CLT. Canadian studio Michael Green Architecture has plans for a massive office complex made from CLT on a waterfront in New Jersey, and Penda has mooted designs for a timber high rise planted with trees for Toronto. As “Wood” is the building material that releases the least carbon dioxide in today’s construction industry and is, therefore, the obvious choice to build a new Swedish city area.