Timber News: Over 30,000 plants would grow from timber tower

Updated: Oct 8, 2020

Once built, the recently unveiled Rainbow Tree by Vincent Callebaut Architectures in Cebu, Philippines, will feature integrated planters on the balconies holding over 30,000 plants, shrubs and tropical trees.


The project will also feature sustainable design, including solar panels and wind turbines. The timber tower will rise to the height of 115 m and will be built from 1,200 prefabricated CLT (cross-laminated timber) modules. The design will be defined by the sculpted timber balconies and Shou Sugi Ban treated timber for the cladding, which is a traditional Japanese technique of charring the wood to protect it from insects, as well as offering improved durability and a distinctive appearance.

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