Timber Towers

Developing new construction methods

PLP Labs, along with researchers from the University of Cambridge and Smith and Wallwork Engineers, have been developing strategies and proposals for the use of timber in high-rise construction.

Throughout this research, the team have developed several proposals. ‘Oakwood Tower’ is a proposal for a 300m tall timber tower in London’s Barbican Centre. The team’s second proposal ‘The Lodge’ is a 31-storey tower envisioned in The Netherlands, which as well as looking at structural possibilities – also investigated how timber in a residential high-rise setting can improve health and wellbeing of residents.