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Editor’s pickAll new public buildings in France must be at least 50 per cent wood

07-02-2020
France, new buildings, wood, timber, public buildings, eight storeys, Olympics

As the French governments push for sustainable urban development, all new public buildings financed by the state must contain at least 50 per cent wood, reported TTJ. The local government in Paris had already pledged a greater use of wood in new structures for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, where all Olympic buildings up to eight storeys high must …

Editor’s pickJapan unveils Tokyo 2020 Olympics venue inspired by Japanese architecture

30-10-2019
Japan, olympics, Kengo Kuma, timber, architecture

The Ariake Gymnastics Centre, a venue of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Tuesday (Oct 29) unveiled a custom-built US$188 million gymnastics venue inspired by Japanese architecture that uses wood brought from around the country. The futuristic-looking Ariake Gymnastics Centre in central Tokyo …

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