Opening on September 17th, a new exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. will feature the Timber Tower Research Project. Celebrating recent advancements in timber construction, "Timber City" will present SOM's proposal for a 42-story wooden skyscraper. As the National Building Museum states in the exhibition announcement, "Timber is the only building material that can reduce carbon emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere, moving us towards more sustainable, healthy, and beautiful buildings and cities."
Timber construction is at the leading edge of innovation in building design, and is currently under debate in cities around the world. Since launching the Timber Tower Research Project in 2013, SOM has been exploring the material's potential for high-rise buildings. Recently, successful tests at the University of Oregon validated SOM's concrete-timber composite material as viable for high-rise construction. "Timber City" will explore this research alongside other innovative timber projects from across the United States.
September 17, 2016 – September 10, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday to Saturday
11:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001