So first I check the date on this item and no it’s not April 1. So what gives?
From the Sydney Morning Herald
“Mr Green’s Vancouver-based firm, mgb ARCHITECTURE, is designing a prototype 30-storey building out of wood at Prince Rupert in northern British Columbia (BC).”
and then this
"Mr Green said the aim of the prototype was to show clients, developers, architects, contractors and building code authorities that high-rise wooden buildings were possible. ‘‘We need to work on explaining the details of how these things work,’’ he said. ‘‘I want to show it’s viable in the marketplace, and does not require subsidies. It can work on the economics.’’
In the interim, Mr Green’s firm has designed a 12-storey building from wood that has been funded by the BC provincial government. This will also be built in Prince Rupert."
Could it be that Ajaye was right about the “boom” after all?
First I’ve heard of the idea for Rupert, but in Australia we’re apparently the Green City of Choice, the article ran as mentioned in the Herald and the Wingham Chronicle.
Nice to see that we’re promoting the use of BC’s forests, but some are going to think that someone is using BC’s other crop from the forests and other hidden locales.
Be interesting to see if there is ever a correction (or if the Canadian Press also outline the construction boom to come eh).
Not sure what the hell we would do with 30 and 12 storey towers, but hey at least the holes in the ground downtown might finally get filled in!
Can’t wait for the first plane load of Aussie tourists to arrive to see the towers!