DID YOU KNOW?
The world’s tallest multi-use wood building is in the works in Prince George, the heart of British Columbia’s wood industry. In September 2011, B.C. Premier Christy Clark called on architects, designers and engineers for ideas to create a structure to house the Wood Innovation and Design Centre, to help revitalize the forest industry. The aim is to position B.C. as a world leader in wood construction, design and education. The province received 34 responses to the request for expression of interest from a wide variety of B.C.-based and international organizations. Three firms were shortlisted: Maple Reinders/ Cree, WIC Design and Build, and PCL Westcoast Constructors 1057 Inc. Soon a design will be revealed. The building is to be a minimum of six storeys.