TOP 3 Most Inspiring Mass Timber Buildings

British Columbia is making wood construction a priority. All over the province BC, wood product and mass timber technology innovations are being leveraged to make building projects more sustainable (not to mention, more beautiful).

Let’s look towards future with the Top Three Most Inspiring Mass Timber Projects in BC that are proposed or currently under construction – one could be coming to a community near you!

#3 – TALLWOOD 1 at DISTRICT 56 in Langford, BC
Coming in at #3 in our review of inspiring mass timber projects is Tallwood 1 at District 56 in Langford, BC. This will be Vancouver Island’s first mass timber 12-storey building and will be mixed-use rental residential and commercial.

With its reduced carbon footprint and lower environmental impact compared to typical construction, this wood-based building promises improved well-being for its occupants.

#2 – 2510 KEITH DRIVE in Vancouver
Our #2 Most Inspiring Mass Timber Project – 2510 Keith Drive in Vancouver’s False Creek Flats – shows that mass timber innovation isn’t just about going ever higher. In fact, even at just 10-storeys, this commercial office project (future home to organic food producer, Nature’s Path) will become the largest braced frame mass timber project in North America.

Project Architect DIALOG writes: “A cellular exoskeleton gives the building its striking appearance and provides a direct expression of its unique braced frame structural system”. This design proves wood is every bit as beautiful as it is environmentally advantageous.

#1 – CANADA’S EARTH TOWER in Vancouver
And our #1 Most Inspiring Mass Timber Project… stretching skyward at a proposed 40-storeys… is Canada’s Earth Tower! If approved, this soaring residential tower would become the world’s tallest hybrid wood tower.

The Vancouver project is designed with an ethos of “no limitations” as it seeks to “advance a comprehensive set of environmental goals in an unprecedented way.”