“Timber Rising: Vertical visions for the cities of tomorrow” is the first comprehensive exhibition of its kind about the ongoing revolution of tall timber construction. Currently at the Roca London Gallery until May 19, the exhibition focuses on significant mass timber solutions, interviews with key figures, and envisions a future where building with wood will be a widespread norm. It also features an international collection of completed projects and ambitious design concepts that explore what could be possible in this developing form of construction.
Curated by Studio Woode and Clare Farrow, the exhibition will highlight projects like the Kulturhus Skellefteå in Sweden by White Arkitekter (Stockholm); the two Oakwood Timber Tower proposals for the Barbican and the Netherlands by London-based PLP Architecture; Treet (The Tree) by ARTEC AS from Bergen, Norway; and Waugh Thistleton Architects' Dalston Lane, to name a few.
Other exhibition highlights not to be missed are an in-depth interview with timber champion Michael Green of Vancouver-based MGA | Michael Green Architecture, as well as a wood sculpture and statement by artist David Nash (whose work has inspired some of the exhibition participants).
The exhibition examines these evolving timber developments into historical context, while addressing pressing issues of safety and urban and human health. It'll also analyze current research on Biophilia.
“I always say that the hardest job is not the engineering or science behind how these mass timber buildings are constructed, but it’s changing the public’s perception of what is possible and why. This exhibition will help to change that, to enlighten, and help people to understand the issues,” says architect Michael Green.
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