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One of its kind in London, The Black & White Building the tallest engineered mass timber office complex is setting a new standard for sustainable construction. Standing 17.8 metres above the Shoreditch streetscape on the site of a former timber-seasoning yard, this mass timber structure is now a landmark architecture founded on low-carbon construction, circularity, and natural materials.
The finely designed structure not only establishes timber as one of the most viable structural solutions for office buildings but also encourages the use of mass timber as the perfect sustainable material. The hybrid engineered timber superstructure comprises of beech LVL frame with CLT slabs and core. It is a seven-storey, 4,480 m2 building that celebrates the natural essence of the materials, through the wide open workspaces.
The well-thought design of this incredible beautiful building visually presents the actual essence of modern and trendy architecture. The species of wood that are used in this project are European Beech (Austria); European Spruce (Germany); Tulipwood (North America) – PEFC and FSC certified. Designed with circular economy principles and modern methods of construction pioneering materials, the building showcases the magic of effective sustainable construction.
Timber construction is the need of the generation. Wood as one of the sustainable choices for building materials is spreading the motto of sustainable and responsible construction. Excellent and innovative projects are coming to life with the perfect amalgamation of architectural excellence and want for sustainable construction. Timber construction is reaching a new height with the development of technology and the woodworking industry. The Black and White building is one such excellent example that is giving timber usage a new direction and view.