France’s highest wooden office building is built with Stora Enso’s LVL

“Perspective”, France’s tallest timber tower. Image: Stora Enso.

“Perspective”, the highest wooden multi-storey office building in France, will be built with LVL by Stora Enso. The project will comprise seven floors reaching 30 metres in height. The structure combines a glulam post and beam system with LVL panels in X grade in the floors and as support for the concrete slab.

LVL was chosen for its low weight and short construction time thanks to the high level of prefabrication. The building work is expected to complete in end of 2017.

The ambition is to have an energy-positive building and it will be BREEAM Very Good certified. 

Project info:

Location: ZAC Euratlantique, Bordeaux, France

Architect: Laisné Roussel

Engineering Office: Terrell Group

Partner: Pyrenees Charpentes


LVL volume: 123 m³

Illustration: Laisné Roussel / Virgin Lemon