The number of innovative wood projects in North America continues to grow. Here are a few innovative projects from around the world that discuss new uses of mass timber and lessons learned from specific projects from the 2018 Mass Timber Conference.
Implementing New Uses with Timber Construction
French architect Nicolas Laisné shares how mass timber construction is rapidly taking off in France and how his firm is implementing new uses and techniques with mass timber construction including office and large housing projects. This includes a project in Nanterre that is currently in design phase that will be the world’s largest solid wood project in Europe comprised of 1.3 million square feet (starting at 11:05) comprised of 12 buildings.
Overcoming the Challenges: CESM Soccer Stadium
Jean-Marc DuBois of Nordic Structures shows the transformation of an old quarry and landfill into a 1,000-seat indoor stadium and major urban park using a cantilevered mass timber roof.
Cross Laminated Timber Classrooms: A Pilot Project in Washington State
Inspired by the interconnectedness of forests, farms and cities, Joe Mayo takes us through some innovative state funded classroom projects in Washington State. He shows how Mahlum Architects developed a cost competitive solution to traditional portables using wood that offers a very welcoming learning environment.