Developers of Montreal condo project embrace challenges of timber-based construction

Montreal’s trendy Griffintown neighbourhood has experienced a flurry of new condominium construction over the past few years.

Amid all those developments there is a new kid on the block: the eight-storey Arbora condominium-apartment complex. While on the outside appearing not much different from its neighbours, Arbora on closer inspection turns out to be quite special. The three buildings making up the complex are built with wood skeletons instead of the standard steel or concrete.