We are honored to announce that Takasou Mokkou Building won a prize in the 4th COFI Wooden Architecture Design Award (Big & Tall Wood Challenge) “Middle-rise Wooden Building Category.”
Takasou Mokkou Building, designed and constructed by Shelter, is Japan’s first pure timber 7-story building completed in February 2021 in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.
◆ What is the COFI Wooden Architecture Design Award?
The COFI Wooden Architecture Design Award (Big & Tall Wood Challenge) is being held to promote the use of timber and popularize wooden architecture. If the main structure is made of wood, there are no restrictions on whether the wood used is domestic or imported, and the construction method. It is an award that evaluates wooden buildings in an open manner. It was judged in two categories, “Middle-rise wooden building category” and “Large-scale wooden building category”. The “middle-rise wooden building category” targets buildings whose main structure is wooden and has four or more floors, and the “large-scale wooden building category” targets buildings whose main structure is wooden and has three floors or less and 1,000 m2 or more.
Official site is here
Organizer: Council of Forest Industries Canada / Canada Wood
Cooperation: Embassy of Canada
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