Timber buildings are growing in popularity as engineers and architects find ways to make use of the sustainable material for large-scale construction, and 'The Arbour' is slated to be the Toronto waterfront's introduction to a natural edifice. Moriyama & Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects collaborated on the design, which was the winning entry in a competition for a new school of computer science at George Brown College.
Aside from its appealing, natural design, The Arbour has practical, environmental benefits. It will be a net-zero tower, meaning that it's carbon footprint will come out to neutral. The architects hope that The Arbour will stand as a beacon of sustainable innovation in a city that is rapidly growing.
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