Timber Rising' focuses on the most significant mass timber solutions to date, interviewing key participants, and looking to a future where wood will ultimately determine new types of structures. Examples of completed projects will sit alongside more ambitious concept and research proposals, showing what is possible today, and what will be possible - with changing building codes and new thinking by developers, governments and the construction industry - for the cities of tomorrow.
The exhibition explores a range of international projects and proposals through images and text. In addition, there will be a special focus (including models) on the following projects: the Kulturhus Skellefteå in Sweden by White Arkitekter (Stockholm), a 19-storey pre-fabricated timber-framed building of art, theatre and literature; the two soaring Oakwood Timber Tower proposals for the Barbican and the Netherlands by PLP Architecture (London), who have worked in close collaboration with Cambridge University and engineers Smith and Wallwork; Treet (The Tree) by ARTEC AS (Bergen, Norway) the first rising timber building to capture the world's attention; and Dalston Lane by Waugh Thistleton Architects (London).
Timber champion and TED speaker Michael Green (MGA | Michael Green Architecture, Vancouver) will also be participating, with an in-depth interview that contributes further to this exciting debate.
A sculpture and statement on wood by artist David Nash (whose work has inspired some of the participants) will also be featured, drawing an interesting parallel between architecture and art.
Curated by Studio Woode and Clare Farrow.
Exhibition design Cellar Door.