The tallest mass timber building in the world is under construction at the University of British Columbia Point Grey campus. The 18-storey student residence building will provide housing for 404 students with a mix of studio and quad units, as well as social and study amenity spaces.

The structure is a hybrid system comprised of CLT floor slabs, glulam columns, steel connectors and concrete cores. When completed in 2017 Brock Commons will stand 53 metres tall.

The building will connect to the UBC District Energy System and is on target to achieve LEED Gold certification.

To learn more about the project, listen to the podcast interview on World Architecture News and read the article on Canadian Architect Magazine.

mass wood structure completed in 66 days
construction progress: 13 September 2016

construction progress: 13 September 2016

west aerial

west aerial

northwest aerial

northwest aerial

southwest aerial

southwest aerial

CLT panel lift

CLT panel lift

glulam column installation

glulam column installation

mass wood structure

mass wood structure

prefab facade placement

prefab facade placement

prefab panel production

prefab panel production

north facade

north facade

CLT panel lift

CLT panel lift

CLT panel placement

CLT panel placement

CLT panel installation

CLT panel installation

glulam column bracing

glulam column bracing

glulam column installation

glulam column installation

prefab panel production

prefab panel production

prefab facade lift

prefab facade lift

concrete cores and wood structure

concrete cores and wood structure