Wooden Skyscraper

It might surprise you to find that this 34-story residential skyscraper proposed for Stockholm’s cultural hub is composed not of steel, but almost entirely of wood! Though not often used in such vertical structures, the material was chosen for its lightness, natural climate regulation, acoustics and exposed aesthetic quality. While the exterior facade shines with glass, the full effect of the construction is felt inside where every wall, ceiling and floor is clad with natural, warm wood.

Designer: Berg | C.F. Møller Architects

12 Comments

  • Mervin Chong says:

    what about termite control?

  • JAKVOL says:

    Where are those trees growing from? Would be nice if it was a little more realistic.

  • Avo says:

    Fire safety regulations will be a major obstacle.

  • Matt says:

    I don’t think they have to worry about that too much in stockholm

  • Wooden constructions are actually far safer than steel or reinforced concrete regarding fire. Fire regulations require stability of construction for a certain ammount of time (enough to evacuate the building). Wooden constructions do burn, but remail structurally stable and don’t collapse (thick pieces of wood only burn on the outside, inside remains intact).
    Steel itself doesn’t burn, but as soon as the steel reaches a certain temperature, it becomes as soft as putty. Same goes for steel reinforcements in concrete.

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