Brock Commons Tallwood House
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
– read the articles on Canadian Architect and Fire Fighting in Canada
– view the naturally:wood comprehensive case studies, fact sheets and videos.