This University Residence is the World's Tallest Wooden Residential Tower

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 30, 2016
References: actonostry & treehugger
Brock Commons is an extraordinarily tall residential tower, located on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Canada, that is claimed to be the tallest wooden residential tower on the planet. Measuring in at a height of 53 meters, this upscale student tower will comprise 33 four-bedroom units and 272 studio apartments on its 18 floors.

This wooden residential tower is built around 16 floors of cross-laminated timber, while the roof makes use of a steel frame while other structural elements make use of concrete. The building is sheathed in a visually appealing facade that comprises an array of prefabricated panels that are comprised of 70 percent wood-sourced fibers.

Brock Commons is a residential tower that is a true architectural accomplishment in that it proves the efficacy of natural materials in constructing buildings of the highest quality.