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Burrard Exchange. Credit: Plomp.

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KPF Sponsors Mass Timber Exhibit at the Chicago Architecture Center

On view through October, “REFRAMED: The Future of Cities in Wood” explores the use of mass timber in architecture and the benefits it offers to society.

The exhibit, curated by the Chicago Architecture Center and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH), goes in-depth into both the process of preparing mass timber and how it is used in architecture. Viewers will learn about mass timber projects from around the world, featuring new construction buildings, adaptive reuse projects, and public spaces. In addition to its sustainability benefits, the exhibit will explore the biophilic features of the material and how it creates a connection with nature for the user. REFRAMED includes a learning pavilion constructed from mass timber, allowing viewers to experience the material hands-on.

KPF is currently working on Burrard Exchange, an office building in Vancouver that will be among the tallest exposed hybrid mass timber office buildings in North America at 260 feet tall. The project includes an at-grade pavilion, also of mass timber, that is a primary feature of a new, regraded 20,000-square-foot plaza, one of the largest outdoor gathering places downtown.

REFRAMED is co-curated by the Chicago Architecture Center and the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, and presented by the Softwood Lumber Board. Learn more here.