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Last edited 11 Apr 2017
In April 2016, Jean-Paul Viguier et Associes won the competition to design a mixed-use timber tower in the Saint-Jean Belcier district of Bordeaux, France. Taking its name from the world’s tallest living tree, the 57 m tower is part of a larger project that seeks to spur development in the area.
The tower design incorporates laminated veneer lumber (LVL) and glulam for a post-and-beam substructure, with the first three levels being built in concrete. The flooring and partitions are designed as cross-laminated timber (CLT). The steel and glass elements of the façade use thermal glazing for solar protection and insulation.
Content and images courtesy of Jean-Paul Viguier.
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