The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the award of funding to support development of two tall wood buildings in the U.S. Two teams will split $3 million in funding to support the research and development of their proposed projects. The contest required buildings at least 80 feet tall using mass-timber (such as cross laminated timber) and other engineered-wood.
One winner is 475 W. 18th, a 10-story residential high-rise in New York.
Architect: SHoP Architects,
Consultants: Arup, Icor Consulting Engineers, Atelier Ten
Developer: Spiritos Properties
The other winner is Framwork, a 12-story multi-use building in Portland Oregon's Pearl District
(residential, office, commercial, and community spaces)
Architect: LEVER Architecture
More on the projects:
USDA Press Release
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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Posted by Kyle Steuck