Australia goes green with ten-story timber high-rise

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The property company Lend Lease will build Australia's first high-rise timber apartment tower. Work has started on the 10-story wood structure that will rise above the world's tallest similar buildings, Bridport House and Stadthaus in London. The structure will be Australia's most environmentally friendly multi-story residence, with a 5-star green rating. It will house 23 boutique apartments and four townhouses and be built entirely from cross-laminated timber (CLT) sheets glued and pressed into layers.