Image: MGA Case for Tall Wood
Robert Malcyzk of Equilibrium Consulting has made a daring proposal to the global timber engineering community during his opening keynote speech at the WCTE forum in Quebec. The challenge pushes the global timber engineering community to construct and design 100 buildings of 7 or more stories before the 2016 WCTE in Wien (Vienna). Wood Skyscrapers is currently aware of 19 tentative projects towards this goal, but that still leaves plenty more structures to be developed. It will be interesting to see the outcome of these projects with many questions to be full-filled.
Who will be producing the majority of theses structures?
What form will they take structurally?
Will new architectural styles, reflective of the material, be developed?
Which countries will accumulate the most structures?
Will new hybrid technologies play a significant role?
Will any of the projects start breaking height barriers?
Wood Skyscrapers is excited to follow the development of these projects and looks forward to a variety of creative solutions.