(Sweden) The largest ‘wooden city’ in the world is going up in Stockholm.
Spanning 25 blocks, 30 sustainable mass timber buildings will add 7,000 new offices and 2,000 new homes. It’s happening in a former industrial zone among disused factory buildings and carparks. Developers are planning to build a “wooden city”—the largest mass-timber development in the world, with 30 wood buildings spanning 25 blocks.
“We want to show what is already possible today,” says Annica Ånäs, CEO of Atrium Ljungberg, the development company behind the project. Mass timber—panels and beams made from layers of wood stacked together for extra strength—avoids the massive carbon footprint of standard construction materials like concrete and steel.
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