Wooden architecture: An ecological alternative on the rise around the world


A 25-storey apartment tower called Ascent is expected to be completed this summer in Milwaukee, the United States, setting a new record for the world's tallest wooden tower. Photo: AFP

Wooden skyscrapers are starting to appear all over the world, and new construction methods are allowing wooden buildings to become taller and taller.

On the shores of Lake Mjosa in Norway stands the world's tallest wooden building. At 85.4m, the Mjostarnet tower represents the future of building design.

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