Last week we told you about architect Michael Green’s controversial designs for a 30-storey wooden structure, but BC will become home to North America’s, and maybe the world’s, largest wooden structure to date.
The 10-storey Wood Innovation and Design Centre will find its home in Prince George, and will no doubt serve as a test case for future wood structure construction methods.
Jobs Minister Pat Bell told The Vancouver Sun that within 30 days, “the province will seek qualified firms to design and construct the building out of engineered wood beam products instead of traditional concrete and steel beams. The province has already received 34 expressions of interest.”
Green, along with other designers and builders, think wood is the wave of the future, with people impressed by its eco-friendly nature and surprising durability.
What do you think? Solid as a rock or fragile as a twig? Weigh in on our forum discussion or in the comments.