1. Shigeru ban proposes temporary pavilion to host services during Notre-dame reconstruction
  2. Xylem, a Pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center
  3. A timber observation tower with a vertical forest is proposed for Zagreb
  4. Peek inside the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the US
  5. Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  6. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
  7. The venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gymnastics competition moved a step closer …
  8. House in Matanzas by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann
  9. Mass timber and high-tech meet in Sidewalk Labs’ vision for Toronto
  10. Sidewalk Labs unveils full Toronto waterfront master plan that’s a timber-topia
  11. A modern interpretation of early 20th-century timber frame construction anchors a neighbourhood while celebrating traditional industrial architecture
  12. Billard Leece Partnership wins the global prize for mental health design
  13. Mile-high skyscrapers ‘could be made out of wood’
  14. ‘A very different type of space’: How traditional school design is changing
  15. University of Newcastle Honeysuckle Masterplan Takes Shape
  16. Work begins on JCB-designed sustainable student accommodation at La Trobe University
  17. Tzannes and Lendlease reveals new engineered timber building for UNSW
  18. GPT’s new timber showpiece above Melbourne Central aims to be a memorable project
  19. Prefab homes by Ecokit can be built in as little as four days
  20. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  21. New Melbourne office achieves 5-Star Green Star with low impact materials
  22. Cabana da Montanha Oberholz
  23. Ultra Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
  24. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  25. Plans Revealed for Melbourne’s Tallest Timber Tower
  26. “Self-shaping” Urbach Tower twists itself into a unique, curvaceous shape
  27. Tasmanian Architecture Awards – 2019 People’s Choice – Ulverstone Secondary College Year 11 & 12
  28. Hickok Cole designs timber towers for Philadelphia
  29. Cross-Laminated Timber: The Sustainable Choice of Microsoft Silicon Valley
  30. Modern mass timber makes its debut in Iowa
  31. Cross-Laminated Timber used in Portland’s B76 building
  32. Wildernesse Restaurant by Morris+Company
  33. Multiplex’s Danielle Savio gives insight into the benefits of using cross-laminated timber
  34. Multiplex project becomes Australia’s largest Passive House
  35. Tzannes-designed timber engineered commercial build wins top property honour
  36. Shire of Dardanup excited for new administration/library building
  37. Delta proposes mass timber skyscraper in B.C.
  38. GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres
  39. Level Architekture designs a house built entirely from Glulam and CLT
  40. Red Bull F1 reveals bigger, sustainable hospitality motorhome
  41. La Trobe’s $100m mass timber construction project takes off
  42. HoHo, Vienna Nearing Completion
  43. The Link – Chadstone Shopping Centre by Make
  44. National Museum of Qatar Shop Interiors by Koichi Takada Architects
  45. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School
  46. Architecture of stewardship: Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley
  47. Up to 40 floors: World’s tallest wood tower proposed for Vancouver
  48. Tij Observatory by RAU Architects + RO&AD Architecten
  49. Air New Zealand to build world’s largest single-arch timber aircraft hangar
  50. EJE Architecture designs Newcastle Uni’s new sustainable hub
  51. Making a vibrant new school from a rundown Brutalist building
  52. fjmt designs a new form of community service centre
  53. In Midtown, a wood-frame office building rises
  54. Is wood the future of campus construction?
  55. Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms
  56. Peter Cook’s CRAB Studio Reveals Sunny CLT Innovation Center for the Arts University Bournemouth
  57. Let’s rename “Embodied Carbon” to “Upfront Carbon Emissions”
  58. Van Hoorebeke Timber Warehouse / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  59. Samsun Golf Club / CAA.Studio
  60. Le Vaud Polyvalent Hall by LOCALARCHITECTURE
  61. Hines Plans $200m Timber Tower After Snapping Up Collingwood Site
  62. Timber towers trending in Toronto
  63. The Arbour, George Brown College’s tall wood building
  64. Victoria developer reaches for sky with mass timber tower
  65. Ashram temple wins design award
  66. World’s tallest timber building officially crowned by CTBUH
  67. Monash Welcomes New Student Accommodation
  68. Plans for North America’s Tallest Timber Office Building Revealed
  69. Rethinking Timber Buildings
  70. Damaru House has almost topped out
  71. Can Cross-Laminated Timber save the world?
  72. Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
  73. BC building code will now allow wood buildings to be taller
  74. Top 10 Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters
  75. Cedar Point Announces Record-Breaking Steel Vengeance
  76. Busch Gardens announces tallest hybrid rollercoaster in North America
  77. Developers propose above-ground walkway, lookout tower at Bamberton on Malahat
  78. John Pawson builds Wooden Chapel for cyclists from huge logs
  79. Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us beyond concrete
  80. C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building
  81. US WoodWorks Announces 2019 Wood Design Award Winners
  82. Newcastle University unveils glass and timber building as first Honeysuckle project
  83. Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed
  84. Extraordinary Prefab Houses Around the World
  85. Why your future bunkers might be made of wood
  86. Designing building for a long life, love and a great fit
  87. Timber Building Systems – South Yarra Apartments
  88. B.C. architect pitches network of Swiss-style alpine huts between Vancouver, Squamish
  89. The pros and cons of building high rises with wood
  90. Timber frames: will we see wooden skyscrapers in the future?
  91. It’s time for a plywood design renaissance
  92. Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback
  93. Harris Jenkins Architects designs WA’s first CLT office building
  94. Rare timber frame, 21-story downtown Milwaukee apartment tower wins Plan Commission approval
  95. Over 100 apartments in wood
  96. Timber! Why an age-old building material is making a 21st-century comeback in Ontario
  97. Green Office® ENJOY Paris, France
  98. Hickok Cole architects demonstrates the viability of mass timber high-rise in the US
  99. The Penrith building at the forefront of sustainable design
  100. Ovoid cabin offers day hikers shelter in Norway
  101. Kengo Kuma is crafting a timber temple to sports for the 2020 Olympics
  102. Tzannes adds to series of engineered timber buildings with design for UNSW
  103. U of T to build academic wood tower
  104. Adina Hotel
  105. Trummen Strand
  106. Tingstorget
  107. Mjøstårnet
  108. Suurstoffi
  109. CCG Yoker
  110. Frostaliden
  111. Moxy Hotel
  112. Dalston Lane
  113. Highpoint Terrace
  114. Hotel Nautilus
  115. Via Cenni
  116. Holz 8
  117. Portvakten
  118. Älvsbacka strand
  119. Limnologen
  120. Murray Grove
  121. Bridport House
  122. H 8
  123. Strandparken
  124. Lifecycle Tower One
  125. Forte Living
  126. Pentagon II Place
  127. Cenni di Cambiamento
  128. Panorama Giustinelli
  129. Maison De L’inde
  130. K8
  131. Jules Ferry
  132. Banyan Wharf
  133. Vallen in Växjö
  134. Trafalgar Place
  135. Eskolantie
  136. Puukuokka
  137. Treet
  138. Moholt 50/50
  139. Brock Commons Tallwood House
  140. The Garden
  141. Carbon12
  142. Arbora
  143. Wood City
  144. Aveo Norwest
  145. Orgine Condos
  146. Framework
  147. K5
  148. HoHo
  149. How cross-laminated timber buildings are built
  150. Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney
  151. London-based dRMM studio builds medical centre using revolutionary new building material
  152. It’s built by TIMBER, a new kid on the block with some very big ideas
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
  1. Shigeru ban proposes temporary pavilion to host services during Notre-dame reconstruction
  2. Xylem, a Pavilion for Tippet Rise Art Center
  3. A timber observation tower with a vertical forest is proposed for Zagreb
  4. Peek inside the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the US
  5. Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  6. Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
  7. The venue for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic gymnastics competition moved a step closer …
  8. House in Matanzas by Cristián Izquierdo Lehmann
  9. Mass timber and high-tech meet in Sidewalk Labs’ vision for Toronto
  10. Sidewalk Labs unveils full Toronto waterfront master plan that’s a timber-topia
  11. A modern interpretation of early 20th-century timber frame construction anchors a neighbourhood while celebrating traditional industrial architecture
  12. Billard Leece Partnership wins the global prize for mental health design
  13. Mile-high skyscrapers ‘could be made out of wood’
  14. ‘A very different type of space’: How traditional school design is changing
  15. University of Newcastle Honeysuckle Masterplan Takes Shape
  16. Work begins on JCB-designed sustainable student accommodation at La Trobe University
  17. Tzannes and Lendlease reveals new engineered timber building for UNSW
  18. GPT’s new timber showpiece above Melbourne Central aims to be a memorable project
  19. Prefab homes by Ecokit can be built in as little as four days
  20. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  21. New Melbourne office achieves 5-Star Green Star with low impact materials
  22. Cabana da Montanha Oberholz
  23. Ultra Fast Charging Station for Electric Vehicles
  24. Lake|Flato blends high design with sustainability for an Austin grocery store
  25. Plans Revealed for Melbourne’s Tallest Timber Tower
  26. “Self-shaping” Urbach Tower twists itself into a unique, curvaceous shape
  27. Tasmanian Architecture Awards – 2019 People’s Choice – Ulverstone Secondary College Year 11 & 12
  28. Hickok Cole designs timber towers for Philadelphia
  29. Cross-Laminated Timber: The Sustainable Choice of Microsoft Silicon Valley
  30. Modern mass timber makes its debut in Iowa
  31. Cross-Laminated Timber used in Portland’s B76 building
  32. Wildernesse Restaurant by Morris+Company
  33. Multiplex’s Danielle Savio gives insight into the benefits of using cross-laminated timber
  34. Multiplex project becomes Australia’s largest Passive House
  35. Tzannes-designed timber engineered commercial build wins top property honour
  36. Shire of Dardanup excited for new administration/library building
  37. Delta proposes mass timber skyscraper in B.C.
  38. GG-loop wraps Freebooter apartments with cedar louvres
  39. Level Architekture designs a house built entirely from Glulam and CLT
  40. Red Bull F1 reveals bigger, sustainable hospitality motorhome
  41. La Trobe’s $100m mass timber construction project takes off
  42. HoHo, Vienna Nearing Completion
  43. The Link – Chadstone Shopping Centre by Make
  44. National Museum of Qatar Shop Interiors by Koichi Takada Architects
  45. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School
  46. Architecture of stewardship: Cranbrook School Wolgan Valley
  47. Up to 40 floors: World’s tallest wood tower proposed for Vancouver
  48. Tij Observatory by RAU Architects + RO&AD Architecten
  49. Air New Zealand to build world’s largest single-arch timber aircraft hangar
  50. EJE Architecture designs Newcastle Uni’s new sustainable hub
  51. Making a vibrant new school from a rundown Brutalist building
  52. fjmt designs a new form of community service centre
  53. In Midtown, a wood-frame office building rises
  54. Is wood the future of campus construction?
  55. Precht’s The Farmhouse concept combines modular homes with vertical farms
  56. Peter Cook’s CRAB Studio Reveals Sunny CLT Innovation Center for the Arts University Bournemouth
  57. Let’s rename “Embodied Carbon” to “Upfront Carbon Emissions”
  58. Van Hoorebeke Timber Warehouse / TRANS architectuur I stedenbouw
  59. Samsun Golf Club / CAA.Studio
  60. Le Vaud Polyvalent Hall by LOCALARCHITECTURE
  61. Hines Plans $200m Timber Tower After Snapping Up Collingwood Site
  62. Timber towers trending in Toronto
  63. The Arbour, George Brown College’s tall wood building
  64. Victoria developer reaches for sky with mass timber tower
  65. Ashram temple wins design award
  66. World’s tallest timber building officially crowned by CTBUH
  67. Monash Welcomes New Student Accommodation
  68. Plans for North America’s Tallest Timber Office Building Revealed
  69. Rethinking Timber Buildings
  70. Damaru House has almost topped out
  71. Can Cross-Laminated Timber save the world?
  72. Yunoeki Oyu / Kengo Kuma and Associates
  73. BC building code will now allow wood buildings to be taller
  74. Top 10 Fastest Wooden Roller Coasters
  75. Cedar Point Announces Record-Breaking Steel Vengeance
  76. Busch Gardens announces tallest hybrid rollercoaster in North America
  77. Developers propose above-ground walkway, lookout tower at Bamberton on Malahat
  78. John Pawson builds Wooden Chapel for cyclists from huge logs
  79. Ply in the sky: the new materials to take us beyond concrete
  80. C.F. Møller Architects Completes Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building
  81. US WoodWorks Announces 2019 Wood Design Award Winners
  82. Newcastle University unveils glass and timber building as first Honeysuckle project
  83. Western Hemisphere’s Tallest Timber Tower Okayed
  84. Extraordinary Prefab Houses Around the World
  85. Why your future bunkers might be made of wood
  86. Designing building for a long life, love and a great fit
  87. Timber Building Systems – South Yarra Apartments
  88. B.C. architect pitches network of Swiss-style alpine huts between Vancouver, Squamish
  89. The pros and cons of building high rises with wood
  90. Timber frames: will we see wooden skyscrapers in the future?
  91. It’s time for a plywood design renaissance
  92. Skyscrapers Made of Wood Are Making a Comeback
  93. Harris Jenkins Architects designs WA’s first CLT office building
  94. Rare timber frame, 21-story downtown Milwaukee apartment tower wins Plan Commission approval
  95. Over 100 apartments in wood
  96. Timber! Why an age-old building material is making a 21st-century comeback in Ontario
  97. Green Office® ENJOY Paris, France
  98. Hickok Cole architects demonstrates the viability of mass timber high-rise in the US
  99. The Penrith building at the forefront of sustainable design
  100. Ovoid cabin offers day hikers shelter in Norway
  101. Kengo Kuma is crafting a timber temple to sports for the 2020 Olympics
  102. Tzannes adds to series of engineered timber buildings with design for UNSW
  103. U of T to build academic wood tower
  104. Adina Hotel
  105. Trummen Strand
  106. Tingstorget
  107. Mjøstårnet
  108. Suurstoffi
  109. CCG Yoker
  110. Frostaliden
  111. Moxy Hotel
  112. Dalston Lane
  113. Highpoint Terrace
  114. Hotel Nautilus
  115. Via Cenni
  116. Holz 8
  117. Portvakten
  118. Älvsbacka strand
  119. Limnologen
  120. Murray Grove
  121. Bridport House
  122. H 8
  123. Strandparken
  124. Lifecycle Tower One
  125. Forte Living
  126. Pentagon II Place
  127. Cenni di Cambiamento
  128. Panorama Giustinelli
  129. Maison De L’inde
  130. K8
  131. Jules Ferry
  132. Banyan Wharf
  133. Vallen in Växjö
  134. Trafalgar Place
  135. Eskolantie
  136. Puukuokka
  137. Treet
  138. Moholt 50/50
  139. Brock Commons Tallwood House
  140. The Garden
  141. Carbon12
  142. Arbora
  143. Wood City
  144. Aveo Norwest
  145. Orgine Condos
  146. Framework
  147. K5
  148. HoHo
  149. How cross-laminated timber buildings are built
  150. Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney
  151. London-based dRMM studio builds medical centre using revolutionary new building material
  152. It’s built by TIMBER, a new kid on the block with some very big ideas

Tall Timber Buildings

 

The following is a list of the world tallest modern timber buildings. The criteria to appear on the list is

  • Be modern, constructed since 2008 – Why plenty of examples of older twenty century buildings of similar or greater height and 2008 was when the latest phase of tall timber construction commenced.
  • Have at least 7 storeys of timber – Why as Canada now has hundreds of timber framed apartment buildings that are 6 storeys in height. Also concrete podium construction does not count.
  • Measured in storey height – Why already too many timber structures (tower, aerials, etc.) that are taller if measured in metres.
  • Be completed or have construction underway – Why there are plenty of proposed buildings that are never built.

Know of a missing building, let us know

We are always on the lookout for project examples. Please send in any information on completed or proposed building. Also let us know if we have made a mistake. The site will be update regularly so please let us know.

YearProject NameLocationStorey Height
2008€lvsbacka strandSkellefteŒ, Sweden7
2009LimnologenVŠxjš, Sweden7 on 1
PortvaktenVŠxjš, Sweden8
Murray GroveLondon, UK8 on 1
2010Nothing
2011Holz 8Bad Aibling, Germany8
Bridport HouseLondon, UK8
2012Forte LivingMelbourne, Australia9 on 1
Lifecycle Tower OneDornbirn, Austria8
StrandparkenStockholm, Sweden8
2013Maison de LÕLndeParis, France7 on 1
Pentagon IIs, Norway8
Via CenniMilan, Italy9 on 1
2014Jules FerrySt. Die-des-Vosges, France7 on 1
K8Aalen-Waldhausen, Germany7
2015TreetBergen, Norway14
EskolantieHelsinki, Finland7
PuukuokkaJyvŠskylŠ, Finland8 on 1
VallenVŠxjš, Sweden7
Banyan WharfLondon, UK9 on 1
2016Moholt 50/50Trondheim, Norway9
Hotel NautilusPesaro, Italy7
2017The GardenSydney, Australia7 on 1
Brock CommonsVancouver, Canada17 on 1
Carbon12Portland, USA 7 on 1
Highpoint TerraceLondon, UK7
Dalston LaneLondon, UK9 on 1
Orgine CondosQuebec, Canada12 on 1
Moxy HotelOslo, Norway7
FrostalidenSkšvde, Sweden8
Under Construction
CCG YokerScotland, UK7
ArboraMontreal, Canada9
Aveo NorwestSydney, Australia9 on 2
Wood CityHelsinki, Finland7 on 1
SuurstoffiSuurstoffi, Switzerland9 on 1
ProspectiveBordeaux, France7
Mj¿stŒrnetMj¿stŒrnet, Norway18
HoHoAustria, Vienna22 on 2
K5Brisbane, Australia9 on 1
ANU Teaching & Student AccommodationCanberra, Australia10
TingstorgetBotkyrka, SwedenVarious 7 to 9
Trummen StrandVŠxjš, Sweden8
Adina HotelMelbourne, Australia10 on 7
FrameworkPortland, USA11

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Adina Hotel

Adina Hotel

Trummen Strand

Trummen Strand

Tingstorget

Tingstorget

Mjøstårnet

Mjøstårnet

Suurstoffi

Suurstoffi

CCG Yoker

CCG Yoker

Frostaliden

Frostaliden

Moxy Hotel

Moxy Hotel

Dalston Lane

Dalston Lane

Highpoint Terrace

Highpoint Terrace

Hotel Nautilus

Hotel Nautilus

Portvakten

Portvakten

Älvsbacka strand

Älvsbacka strand

Limnologen

Limnologen

Murray Grove

Murray Grove

H 8

H 8

Cenni di Cambiamento

Cenni di Cambiamento

Panorama Giustinelli

Panorama Giustinelli

K8

K8

Jules Ferry

Jules Ferry

Banyan Wharf

Banyan Wharf

Vallen in Växjö

Vallen in Växjö

Trafalgar Place

Trafalgar Place

Eskolantie

Eskolantie

Puukuokka

Puukuokka

Treet

Treet

Moholt 50/50

Moholt 50/50

Brock Commons Tallwood House

Brock Commons Tallwood House

The Garden

The Garden

Carbon12

Carbon12

Arbora

Arbora

Wood City

Wood City

Aveo Norwest

Aveo Norwest

Orgine Condos

Orgine Condos

Framework

Framework

K5

K5

HoHo

HoHo

How cross-laminated timber buildings are built

How cross-laminated timber buildings are built

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney

Australia’s largest commercial timber building rises in Sydney