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Monday, 04 June 2012 00:00
Forté Living in Melbourne Docklands, the tallest timber apartment building in the world
Forté Living in Melbourne Docklands.
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Lend Lease has just released plans for Forté Living, the tallest timber apartment building in the world. Due to be built in the Melbourne Docklands, ten-storey Forté will be one storey higher than England's Stadthaus, the current tallest timber residential building.

Cross-laminated timber (CLT) is the revolutionary new technology behind mid-rise timber buildings like Forté. Visionaries like former Australian Timber Design Awards judge Michael Green have even designed 30-storey high-rise timber buildings using CLT. And judging from the enquiries we've received, the Australian public is catching on to the structural possibilities of CLT.

To help promote this strong, lightweight and green technology, WoodSolutions has organised a half-day seminar for 20 June 2012 that includes a site tour of Forté during construction. The seminar features Australian and international speakers discussing the latest developments in advanced timber building systems. Places are limited, so book early.

Don't forget: Entries will soon close for the 2012 Australian Timber Design Awards. If you've designed a timber-based project that you think might be a winner, just choose a suitable entry category. When you're ready to start your online entry submission (you may modify or add to it at any time), sign up for the 2012 Awards!
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