TallWood House, UBC Brock Commons student residence, is a groundbreaking project utilizing advanced wood-based building systems, physically demonstrating the applicability of wood in the tall-building market. At a height of 53 meters, it is currently the tallest wood building in the world. Wood is the material of choice because it acts as a carbon store and is a renewable resource. This project involved extensive offsite prefabrication including the structure, the building envelope panels, the main roof panels and some interior items.
This project achieved erection of 17 floors of wood structure in 9 working weeks during Summer 2016, including prefabricated panelized building envelope installed at the same time.