The world’s largest timber building
It has been completed by design house White Arkitekter and is now open to the public.
The building is home to the Sara Cultural Centre and rises 75 meters high. It is located in the Swedish city of Skellefteå and is a hotel, event space, and cultural center that boasts a sustainable design.
The building is carbon-negative and is also one of the world’s tallest timber towers.
Historically, the city of Skellefteå has been rich in timber architecture, and this new cultural center revives this ancient tradition while equally adopting modern building technologies. The high-rise hotel addition of the building is made with prefabricated 3D modules of cross-laminate timber.
Moreover, the designers avoided using concrete which helped drastically reduce the building’s carbon footprint.