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It will be the tallest wooden skyscraper in North America

architecture studio icon architectsbased in Canada, submitted the design for the construction of the tallest wooden skyscraper in North America. If relevant approvals are received, the 31-story building will be located in downtown Toronto.

The structure will be near the University of Toronto. If approved by the city, the tallest wooden skyscraper in North America would be 300 feet high.

Depending on the status of other designs, including the 100-metre-high tower designed by Schmidt Hammer Lassen, planned for Switzerland, the Toronto Tower may be the world’s tallest mass timber structure.

Planned as a residential tower, the studio will use cross-laminated wood as the material for the tower’s floors and for some of its walls, Icon Architects explained.

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The building does not currently conform to the Ontario Building Code. In early July, the city council approved a decision to allow the construction of 12-story massive timber buildings in Toronto.

“Earlier this month, a 12-story timber structure was added to the Ontario Building Code, but we are still some way away from that maximum, so we teamed up with a building code consultant to design an ‘alternative solution. are working. The building code will be acceptable to the committee”, he explained from the study.

The design of the massive wooden tower was inspired by the famous Jenga wooden block game.

Images show multicolored cladding emerging from a row of brick Edwardian buildings beneath the new block. Edwardian buildings have heritage status and should remain in place.

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If completed, the structure will have over 21,000 square meters of residential space spread between public spaces and 494 residential units.

Currently the tallest massive wooden structure in North America is a seven-story structure by Michael Greene in Minnesota.

While the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper is currently the Wall Arkitekter’s Majosternet in Brumundal, Norway, an 85.4 meter tall tower with a structure made entirely of wood products.

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