Tokyo projects the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world

Tokyo projects the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world

Tokyo projects the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world

A Japanese company is building a 350-meter tall lumber skyscraper in Tokyo planned to be completed by 2041, and if everything goes as planned, it will be the world's tallest building with this type of material.

The Japanese manufacturer of wood products Sumitomo Forestry estimates that the project will cost about 600 billion yen (about 4,533 million euros), somewhat twice as much as it would cost a building of the same characteristics made in a traditional way as has informed the EFE agency a spokesman for the company.

The project is that it is a 70-story building that will be named W350. It will incorporate a combined structure of metal and wood (90% of its wood being used) as well as different types of plants that will climb through the structure and give it a much more natural look.

So far there is only one building in Canada that was completed by the end of 2017 and has 53 meters according to the website specializing in Arch Daily architecture.

The interior of the W350 which will also be wood, will have 455,000 m 2/2 and will locate apartments, offices and shops, all of them surrounded by abundant waterfalls and foliage in order to "turn cities into forests" as reported by the spokesman.

In the first phase, a smaller building, about 70 meters high and 14 floors, must be constructed before the large work according to the same company, and at the moment they have no exact date of completion of this first project

Aside from the most natural aspect, the building will include wood that resist flames for 3 hours, nowadays, the most resistant and most efficient wood in front of any other type of construction.

It is not the only project of this type that is announced in other parts of the world; For example, Chicago wants to build a tower of 244 meters high.

Great projects that are undoubtedly the Future.

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