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Wooden buildings: many benefits… and a soul to boot

To conclude our series of articles devoted to wood in construction, we invite you to discover a series of remarkable project images, which range from residential buildings to buildings for public use, including office spaces. So many inspiring illustrations of the breakthrough in contemporary architecture of this ecological, sustainable, and high-performance material.

  • Copenhagen, Denmark : The Marmormolen building, one of Denmark's largest contemporary wooden structures, includes offices, shops, a green square, roof gardens, promenades, and a waterfront park. © Sora
    Copenhagen, Denmark : The Marmormolen building, one of Denmark's largest contemporary wooden structures, includes offices, shops, a green square, roof gardens, promenades, and a waterfront park. © Sora
  • Copenhagen, Denmark : Even though Marmormolen is a large volume, it is divided into small cubes. Each cube has its own roof with terraces and gardens offering incredible biodiversity, beehives, butterfly hotels and vegetable production for the occupants' canteen. Design: Henning Larsen and Ramboll © Sora
    Copenhagen, Denmark : Even though Marmormolen is a large volume, it is divided into small cubes. Each cube has its own roof with terraces and gardens offering incredible biodiversity, beehives, butterfly hotels and vegetable production for the occupants' canteen. Design: Henning Larsen and Ramboll © Sora
  • Winterthur (Switzerland) : This building is billed as the tallest wooden residential structure in the world. With a height of 100 metres, the project offers a variety of residential typologies and amenities intended to create a dynamic neighbourhood. Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen © Schmidt Hammer Lassen
    Winterthur (Switzerland) : This building is billed as the tallest wooden residential structure in the world. With a height of 100 metres, the project offers a variety of residential typologies and amenities intended to create a dynamic neighbourhood. Design: Schmidt Hammer Lassen © Schmidt Hammer Lassen
  • Amsterdam (the Netherlands) : These prefabricated wooden housing modules have been designed according to circular principles, with a positive energy balance. This project, named Juf Nienke, is one of the most sustainable residential buildings in the Netherlands. Design: SeARCH, RAU and DS © 3D Studio Prins
    Amsterdam (the Netherlands) : These prefabricated wooden housing modules have been designed according to circular principles, with a positive energy balance. This project, named Juf Nienke, is one of the most sustainable residential buildings in the Netherlands. Design: SeARCH, RAU and DS © 3D Studio Prins
  • Montbéliard (France) : Franche-Comté is the third most wooded region in France. The forest-wood sector employs more than 10,000 people. No wonder wood has been given pride of place in the construction of the new TGV railway station, minimising its impact on the environment as much as possible for a civic and sustainable structure. 
    Montbéliard (France) : Franche-Comté is the third most wooded region in France. The forest-wood sector employs more than 10,000 people. No wonder wood has been given pride of place in the construction of the new TGV railway station, minimising its impact on the environment as much as possible for a civic and sustainable structure. 
  • Skellefteå (Sweden) : Inside the hotel, this sumptuous wooden staircase serves as a meeting place and regularly hosts a craft fair. Design: White Arkitekter © JONAS WESTLING
    Skellefteå (Sweden) : Inside the hotel, this sumptuous wooden staircase serves as a meeting place and regularly hosts a craft fair. Design: White Arkitekter © JONAS WESTLING
  • Skellefteå (Sweden) : The Sara Kulturhus cultural centre is almost exclusively built of wood and includes a hotel. The rooms were prefabricated as freestanding boxes, including the bathrooms, the installations, and the facade. On-site, these boxes were stacked between the two elevator cores (also made of wood). Design: White Arkitekter © JONAS WESTLING
    Skellefteå (Sweden) : The Sara Kulturhus cultural centre is almost exclusively built of wood and includes a hotel. The rooms were prefabricated as freestanding boxes, including the bathrooms, the installations, and the facade. On-site, these boxes were stacked between the two elevator cores (also made of wood). Design: White Arkitekter © JONAS WESTLING
  • Dudelange (Luxembourg) : For the construction of this home to accommodate women, the promoters favoured using raw material from the region itself: beech wood from Grünewald. A local wood for a social project! Design: BENG Architects © Julien Swol
    Dudelange (Luxembourg) : For the construction of this home to accommodate women, the promoters favoured using raw material from the region itself: beech wood from Grünewald. A local wood for a social project! Design: BENG Architects © Julien Swol
  • Gothenburg (Sweden) : The Nodi office project shows that it is possible to create contemporary wooden buildings that comply with building regulations and provide healthier and more comfortable environments. This spectacular building, which hosts shops on the ground floor, aims to highlight the structural possibilities of wood. Design: White Arkitekter © Ake Eson Lindman
    Gothenburg (Sweden) : The Nodi office project shows that it is possible to create contemporary wooden buildings that comply with building regulations and provide healthier and more comfortable environments. This spectacular building, which hosts shops on the ground floor, aims to highlight the structural possibilities of wood. Design: White Arkitekter © Ake Eson Lindman
  • Driebergen (the Netherlands) : The headquarters of Triodos Bank was crowned the "best wooden building" in the Netherlands in 2021. The building exceeds in originality and maintains a positive relationship with its environment. Furthermore, it is flexible, it can be taken apart, and all materials used have been documented for possible future use. Design: RAU Architects © Bert Rietberg
    Driebergen (the Netherlands) : The headquarters of Triodos Bank was crowned the "best wooden building" in the Netherlands in 2021. The building exceeds in originality and maintains a positive relationship with its environment. Furthermore, it is flexible, it can be taken apart, and all materials used have been documented for possible future use. Design: RAU Architects © Bert Rietberg
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