Laminated Timber Apartment Building Opens Up Construction Possibilities
Victoria Harbour in Melbourne is now the home of 'Forte', which was built using the revolutionary new material.
Forté is the world’s tallest residential timber building. Situated in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour, the 32-meter structure stands as a precedent for what can be accomplished with the material.
The 10-story building, by Australian developer Lend Lease, was built from Cross Laminated Timber, a revolutionary new building material. The walls, floor and ceiling are all solid timber, which is strong and natural, providing a softer and warmer living experience.
Timber reduces concrete use, which has an energy intensive construction process that creates a lot of greenhouse gases and contributes to the high carbon footprint of most buildings.