The Wooden Skyscraper Proposal Could Change Stockholm's Skyline

By: Meghan Young - Jun 18, 2013
References: cfmoller & yankodesign
Europe is not composed of cities known for their high rises and Stockholm, Sweden, is no exception; but that is not what makes the Wooden Skyscraper proposal so intriguing. It may be a design that could instigate a change in the city's skyline, but it is also one that involves wood, not steel and concrete. Yet since it could be one of the first of its kind, it is only natural that the Wooden Skyscraper would make a statement on more than one level.

Designed by Berg | C.F. Møller Architects, the Wooden Skyscraper is not made entirely out of lumber. Instead, it derives its checker-like facade from the use of a glass exterior. This adds a lightness to its look that is very refreshing. Nevertheless, the Wooden Skyscraper is dominated by wood for natural climate regulation, acoustics and more.