Archinect - News 2016-10-28T16:04:17-04:00 A look at Sou Fujimoto's proposed sustainable, timber-frame tower Julia Ingalls 2016-03-30T13:56:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T23:45:40-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="732" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In collaboration with&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laisn&eacute; Roussel</a> and&nbsp;developer Pitch Promotion, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a>'s proposed 50-meter tall mixed-use timber-frame structure Canopia would be the tallest of its kind if built. Riffing a bit off the swirling form of Fujimoto's&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Abre Blanc</a> apartment building, the proposed structure includes 199 residential units, over 3,700 square meters of commercial offices,&nbsp;a panoramic bar and roof gardens, and 500 square meters of retail space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>In addition to being a part of the phase two development of the Amargnac sector of the Bordeaux Saint-Jean&nbsp;Belcier ZAC (urban development zone), Canopia is&nbsp;designed&nbsp;to be environmentally sustainable. Aside from&nbsp;attempting&nbsp;to&nbsp;achieve&nbsp;"Biosource" certification by using cross-laminated spruce or silver fur timber for the flooring and beams, sustainability is partly achieved by the rooftop gardens, which are connected by raised walkways and allow residents to wander among fruit trees, water&nbsp;reservoirs, and vegetable gardens before hitting the bar/re...</p> Two wooden towers to rise in Bordeaux Alexander Walter 2016-03-18T15:30:00-04:00 >2016-03-19T18:47:46-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="375" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>France is to make its first attempt at timber tower construction with two tall wooden buildings in Bordeaux. The towers, reaching 50m and 57m in height, will be developed in the centre of the city by Bordeaux Euratlantique, a public body involved in modernising Bordeaux. The project team for &ldquo;Hyp&eacute;rion&rdquo;, the 18-storey (57m) residential tower, will include Eiffage, specialist wood contractor Woodeum, social landlord Clairsienne and architect Jean-Paul Viguier &amp; Associ&eacute;s.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">World&rsquo;s tallest wooden skyscraper (at least for now) under construction in Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rise of the wooden skyscrapers: "Where all you need is a giant allen key to put it together."</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wood That Reaches New Heights</a></li></ul> Team BIG+FREAKS Wins Competition for New Cultural Center in Bordeaux Alexander Walter 2012-06-21T19:38:00-04:00 >2014-07-12T19:28:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The collaborative effort of team BIG+FREAKS freearchitects, dUCKS sc&eacute;no, Khephren Ing&eacute;nierie, VPEAS, ALTO Ing&eacute;nierie, Vincent Hedont, PBNL, Mryk &amp; Moriceau, Ph.A., has won the competition to design a new 12,000 m2 cultural center on the riverfront of Bordeaux, France, merging three cultural institutions into one single building. [...] The Regional Council of Bordeaux selected the winning team among proposals from SANAA, the Toulouse-based firm W-Architectures and Bordeaux-based FLINT.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>