In case you missed it, click the link below to watch the recent CBC broadcast on mass timber construction in Canada – a provocative feature which highlights Limberlost Place, the highly ambitious building designed by Moriyama Teshima Architects and Acton Ostry Architects. Currently under construction at George Brown College Waterfront Campus in Toronto, Ontario, Limberlost Place is a prime example of how mass timber can be applied to projects beyond the small-scale of single dwelling households – in this case, a ten-storey, 225,000 square foot, assembly occupancy institutional building.
This news segment gives a clear outline of the key differences between mass timber construction and more commonly applied materials for larger-scale projects. It describes not only the rise of mass timber application within the construction industry in Canada, but also explains why this is happening. Carol Phillips, MTA Partner and Sustainability Leader, Nerys Rau, George Brown College’s Project Director for the project, and Kelly Doran, Ha/f Research Studio at the University of Toronto, each shared their thoughts on the subject.
“These are safe, beautiful, warm buildings and our connection to natural environments will be so strong that I think you will see a positive uptake of the use of mass timber in the built environment.”
– Carol Phillips, Moriyama Teshima Architects