Waugh Thistleton Architects

Pakhuis de Zwijger The Timber City  1

In case you missed it the first time, you can watch Andrew Waugh's Timber City talk on Pakhuis de Zwijger.

The cities are made of concrete, brick, steel and other non-renewable materials. Yet, we see an increase in cities considering becoming a ‘timber city’. More and more companies are trying to create buildings using timber. Timber construction is gaining momentum for governments and municipalities as well. A lot of spatial issues could be solved using more timber. But is timber construction suited for the city? What impact will the transition to timber materials have on the spatial qualities and planning in cities? And does a bio-based material such as timber fit in cities which consist mainly out of non-renewable materials? Listen to the the answers here