This Swedish Architecture Firm Will Design a Cultural Center with Wood

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 8, 2016
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In a nod towards Sweden's rich industrial history and tradition, architecture firm White Arkitekter will build a wood-framed building that it says will be "the tallest wooden building in the Nordic countries."

The wood-framed building will be a cultural center and hotel hybrid that will collaborate with local timber industries -- making it an endeavor that supports and uplifts the local community. It will be designed with two different hybrid construction systems that combine wood with steel and wood with concrete. The building will have areas that are customizable in size and function due to retractable walls, while glazed windows will allow people to peek inside the building.

While this is an unusual endeavor, the wooden building combines Nordic heritage with modern architectural practices.