Although not much information about the size and height of Ban’s project has been released, renders show a sloping roof building towering over Coal Harbour in Vancouver. The upper levels of the structure will feature an engineered timber frame supported by a concrete and steel core. The wood will be sourced exclusively from British Columbia. Hypérion By Jean Paul Viguier In Partnership With Eiffage And Woodeum Named after the tallest living tree on earth, Hypérion is a 50-metre-tall residential tower in Bordeaux that will be built with a cross-laminated timber (CLT) structure, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and a glulam post and beam substructure. “In environmental terms, the project is representative of a new generation of low-carbon buildings,” the architects say. “The lightness and stiffness of solid wood CLT, combined with the strength of glulam and LVL technology, takes timber construction to new heights.” Featuring a series of cantilevered balconies, the tower is set to begin construction this year. Delivery is expected at the end of 2019. Dalston Lane By Waugh Thistleton Architects Waugh Thistleton is no stranger to CLT construction, having had the honour of delivering the “original timber tower” – London’s Murray Grove – in 2008. Today the firm continues to set new records, with Dalson Lane, its landmark project, set to be the world’s largest pure CLT building. The 10-storey, 121-unit development is made entirely of CLT – from the external, party and core walls, through to the floors and stairs. The fact that the structure weighs just a fifth of what a concrete building of the same size would weigh also meant the building could reach greater heights than was previously thought possible on a neglected brownfield site. Trätoppen By Anders Berensson Architects Anders Berensson Architects was commissioned to design a skyscraper that would replace an old but famous car park in Stockholm’s city centre. Rather than demolishing ‘Parkaden’ – perhaps Sweden’s most famous car park, designed by Hans Asplund – the team designed a slender wooden ‘plyscraper’ that would stand inside the car park, leaving its existing façade intact. According to the design team, the new CLT building will be 40 storeys tall, and be retracted six metres from the existing car park’s façade. The CLT façade will act as a continuation of the numerical pattern already feature in Parkaden. Aside from drawing attention to the tower’s height (the building could be the tallest in