Timber Rising The potential to build tall in wood is explored in an exhibition at Roca London Gallery
Featured examples include the 24-storey mixed-use HoHo Wien tower in Vienna (due 2018) by RLP Rüdiger Lainer + Partner, The Brickyard in London by dRMM and the Kulturhus Skellefteå in Sweden by White Arkitekter, which is working with the local timber industry to create a 19-storey pre-fabricated timber-framed building of art, theatre and literature.
“We are delighted to be presenting the first comprehensive exhibition of tall timber building here in the UK”, says the curators, “which will examine the historical context for this new phenomenon in architecture, and will also look at our intimate connection to wood, an ancient material that has now become the most modern, and which in its engineered form seems to offer as much to humanity as it does to the environment. As Alvar Aalto said, wood is the most ‘deeply human’ of all materials.”
‘Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow’
Roca London Gallery, Townmead Road, London, SW6
9 February – 19 May 2018
Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5.30pm; Saturdays from 11am to 5pm
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