Asia’s largest mass timber building completes in Singapore

By David Rogers
Global Construction Review
May 22, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Work has finished on Toyo Ito & Associates’ “Gaia” project for the Nanyang Business School in Singapore. The zero-energy building, which is billed as Asia’s largest mass timber building, takes the form of two six-storey curving rectangles that are joined at multiple points. It consists mainly of sustainably sourced cross-laminated timber and glued laminated timber, or glulam, stiffened by a concrete core. …The interior is mainly exposed natural wood left exposed, with large windows and glazed skylights. According to NTU, Gaia’s energy-efficient design means that it will produce around 2,500 fewer tonnes of carbon a year compared with a standard building of its type and size.

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