Sou Fujimoto Architects and Laisné Roussel unveiled images of their design for a 50-meter (164 feet) tall timber frame residential tower in Bordeaux, France, Inhabitat reports.
Part of Canopia development, the tower will feature generous outdoor spaces and themed rooftop gardens connected by walkways. The timber-frame residential tower aims to become one of the tallest structures of this type in the world.
The development will include 199 homes, 3,770 square meters of office space and 500 square meters of retail outlets. Sou Fujimoto Architects and Laisné Roussel created an interdisciplinary team made up of timber construction engineering firm Mathis, environmental engineering agency, landscaping team and acousticians.
Shared spaces are located both on the fringes of the site and at the heart of the development. Agricultural spaces with vegetable gardens, fruit trees, vines, compost areas, water reservoirs and a winter garden are complemented by raised walkways that offer unparalleled views of the Garonne.