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London: Wooden Skyscraper (PLP Architecture)

London Mayor Boris Johnson just received a proposal to solve London’s eco-crisis: an 80-story eco-friendly skyscraper made of wood.
The project would house hundreds of units of low-cost housing while becoming the second-tallest building in London behind the Shard, according to Curbed.

The tower is a joint project between Cambridge University’s Centre for Natural Material Innovation and PLP Architecture and it would tower over the current tallest timber building — the 14-story Treet building in Bergen, Norway.

The wooden giant would rise in a courtyard of the Barbican estate and would be the centerpiece of a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use development.
The tower would feature a series of rooftop gardens, giving the appearance of vertical greenspace.
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