Terrace House Receives Official Approval

December 22, 2017

Terrace House—designed by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban and Vancouver-based Francl Architecture—received official approval to expose mass timber in the top seven storeys of a 19-storey mixed-use building. The tall wood structure, owned by PortLiving, will be located in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour and reach 71 metres, making it the tallest hybrid mass timber structure in the world once complete. Approval from the Chief Building Official’s Office demonstrates that mass timber is a safe and effective building material in high-rise applications, creating new opportunities for sustainable building solutions for the future. All wood used in the building will be sourced from British Columbia’s forests.