Japanese, Australian firms collaborate on world’s tallest timber tower

Japan Today | Sep 19, 2022 at 11:00 PM
  • Construction firms from Japan and Australia have started work on a 182-meter-high skyscraper in central Sydney in a collaboration to build what will be the world’s tallest hybrid-timber building using an eco-friendly wood product.
  • The seventh floor upwards will feature a hybrid-timber structure that consists of a combination of steel frames and cross-laminated timber, or a wood panel product made from glued layers of sawn lumber.
  • In Japan, Obayashi has been emphasizing in recent years the construction of low-CO2 emission wooden buildings and increasing the use of the eco-friendly lumber product.