World’s tallest mass timber tower 

At 18 storeys and 53 metres in height, Brock Commons Tallwood House is currently the world’s tallest mass timber tower. Located on The University of British Columbia Point Grey campus in Vancouver, B.C., the 404-bed student residence building officially opened for students in July of 2017.

Designed by Acton Ostry Architects, the project is the first completed in Canada under the 2013 Tall Wood Building Demonstration Project Initiative sponsored by Natural Resources Canada. Brock Commons aspires to be a model for a future that features extraordinarily ordinary mass wood buildings that are quick, clean and cost effective to construct and which maximize carbon sequestering and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in cities.

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