Shigeru Ban plans world’s tallest hybrid building

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is designing a skyscraper which will fuse timberm steel and concrete in the Canadian city of Vancouver.

According to developers Portliving the residential apartment building could be the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world.

“The project will set the benchmark for the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world, in addition to being Shigeru Ban’s tallest project to date and first-ever project in Canada,” the company said

A rendering of Terrace House only shows a glass-covered building with a sloped roof, but Portliving said the upper portion will feature timber framing, made from wood sourced from British Columbia, supported by a concrete and steel core.

“This innovative design marks a milestone for the industry and a global benchmark for timber design and liivability,” it said.

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