Timber Building, Toronto

by | May 1, 2018 | Americas, North America

Ontario’s first tall wood building is set to revolutionise sustainability in the construction industry.

George Brown College, located in Toronto, Canada, has announced plans to construct the Province’s first ever tall wood institutional building. The building will be host to research facilities, the College’s centre for Information and Computer Technology as well as a child care facility.

One of the newest trends we have seen in the past couple of years is the rise of ‘tall wood buildings’, popping up around the world as attempts to increase sustainability in the building industry strengthen. These buildings aim to be carbon neutral as they are constructed primarily out of timber, using wood for its structural components rather than concrete or steel.

The College also hopes that this project will bring conversations of sustainability and innovation to the forefront of not only the University students and researchers involved in the project, but also the City and Province as it will showcase sustainable building methods.  

More ‘tall wood building’ examples can be found here, here and here.

Image courtesy George Brown College.