The tallest wooden building in the world
Big cities are sometimes referred to as "concrete jungles" with tall skyscrapers, housing complexes and the like. However, this might change soon. There are Stefano Boeri's "vertical forests", towers with trees and plants on every floor, and now, buildings made of wood are being built in several parts of the world with the tallest one - at present - standing in Bergen, Norway.
Called "The Tree", the 52.8 meter high building consists of 14 stories and houses 62 apartments. The design is inspired by timber bridges that are found throughout the country. Bergen is a place that gets a lot of wind, so inevitably some concrete had to be used for the upper part of the building to damper the swinging.
Wood will never replace concrete and steel completely, but for the timber industry wooden buildings are also an "environmental solution" since they help cities reduce emissions. More - and even taller! - wooden buildings are planned in Vancouver, Vienna and London.
And... That's it!