Danish Architecture firm 3XN has proposed for a 10-storey office complex near Lake Ontario in the Canadian city called T3 Bayside. The project if completed is set to become the "tallest timber office building" in North America. The project would make use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) for its production. CLT is used because of its particularly strong nature as well as its low environmental and climate impact. The use of CLT is preferred because timber is a breathable and absorbing material that very easily allows the release of moisture. It also contributes significantly to the sustainability of the building and it reduces the overall construction time. Therefore it can also be easily dissembled and reused for various other purposes. The project would have two buildings and a scheme is also in place for a large plaza to link these two buildings and they will share space for exhibitions and galleries.
Here at Sigma College of Architecture, one of the Top Architectural Colleges in Tamil Nadu we help our students broaden their horizons by educating them on projects that think outside the box.