First Come The Wooden Skyscrapers

Wood

Then come the wooden cars.

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German Greenery marches on.

A skyscraper that would be Europe’s tallest wooden building promises a “social and ecological paradigm shift” in a gentrifying neighborhood — and a test for the city’s affordable housing model.

The 322 foot (98 meter) tower, whose construction was confirmed on Jan. 29 by sustainable developer UTB, the state of Berlin and the borough of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg the will be made largely of wood…

Such a forward-looking approach aligns with the term that often accompanies green building projects in Germany — zukunftsfähig, which means both sustainable and “future-oriented.”

 

One response

  1. Wait a darn minute. Does any body know anything about German forestry practices? Every German forest is managed by a Forster, (Forest Ranger). He only designates X amount of trees for “harvesting” every year. German forests are so closely managed that each tree has a name.

    Question: Where are they going to get the wood for a 300 ft “skyscraper?”

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