Michael Green Architecture of Vancouver, Canada, along with architecture, design and engineering agency DVVD of Paris and real estate developer REI France have proposed a green building project called Baobab that would feature the world’s tallest wood building at 35-stories.
The project’s collection of wood structures would offer greater environmental responsibility and a lower carbon footprint than other alternatives, according to the companies. When harvested responsibly, wood is the only carbon-neutral building material that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and sequester carbon in buildings. The wood products used would store an estimated 3,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
The partners say the proposal explores ways in which the next generation can live in small urban spaces without losing their sense of community. It combines a mix of housing types, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub and amenities.
Green buildings perform better in the stock market, according to a study released last week by the Carbon War Room.