Vancouver, home of the world’s tallest hybrid wood tower that beats out even Brock Commons

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, famed around the world for his innovative designs, recently released his latest renderings for what will be the tallest hybrid wood structure in the world, standing at 230 feet (70 metres), and beating out the 170-feet-high (51.8-metre-high) Brock Commons, also in Vancouver.

According to Architizer, construction of the Terrace House has begun in Vancouver, Canada, and the building will be made entirely out of concrete, steel, and wood, with 20 apartments across 19 stories and large landscaped terraces located on the lower half of the building.

Plans for the structure had been revealed in 2016, based on late Canadian architect, Arthur Erickson’s, Evergreen Building, constructed in 1978 and one of Vancouver’s listed landmarks. Terrace House’s developer, PortLiving, even managed to get Cornelia Oberlander, the same landscape designer who worked on Evergreen Building. Between Oberlander and Ban, the Terrace House is anticipated to become a global symbol for innovation and green building in the field of architecture.


Photo credit: Architizer