The Canopia Timber Towers Are Proposed For Bordeaux

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 23, 2016
References: & laisneroussel
Canopia is a highly audacious and ambitious architectural project, proposed by Sou Fujimoto Architects in collaboration with Laisne Roussel for the French city of Bordeaux, that consists of four timber towers. These mixed-use structures will be linked by rooftop walkways.

These timber towers will be designed to accommodate a number of beautiful rooftop gardens. The interior of the towers themselves will include 199 homes, 3,770 square meters of office space and 5,381 square feet of retail space. The structures will be constructed using spruce wood and silver fir beams, with the main structure supported by cross-laminated tumber flooring and laminated timber.

Ultimately, this proposal speaks to the potential of eco-friendly architecture that could revolutionize cities' appearance while making them more eco-friendly without compromising on functionality.