14-storey building to be made from wood

June 25, 2012

A Norwegian housing cooperative says it plans to build the world’s largest wooden apartment building, a 14-storey structure in Bergen.  The project seeks to promote sustainable materials while at the same time boosting Norway’s vast forestry industry.  British Columbia recently changed the rules to allow six storey wood-frame buildings, up from four, and there has been debate about going even higher.  Read more at the Vancouver Sun.