Stadthaus in UK

The Stadthaus is the tallest habitable timber building in the world. The unusual feature is the cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels used as load-bearing walls and floor "slabs". There are no beams or columns anywhere and the structure is amenable to openings being created in walls with relative ease. The building is insulated and airtight beyond UK requirements with the mechanical ventilation and a heat recovery system.

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Tjuvholmen icon complex

The project designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop is set in a wonderful position at the outermost point where the city of Oslo stretches into the Fjord; a “shelter” built with glulam for art over three buildings integrated in the landscape, the natural destination of the promenade from the City Hall along the harbor front. 

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Boekenberg Bibliotheek

Boekenberg Bibliotheek (Book Mountain Library) in Spijkenisse designed by MVRDV has been framed in a wooden-glass envelope. The impressive pyramid roof with an area of 9300 sqm is inspired by traditional Dutch farmhouses. In contrary to its brick and concrete surrounding it is a transparent wood and glass building made out of 116 FSC fir beams with 4 angle rafters, ridge poles and trimming joists round the free standing elevator.

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Strandparken in Sweden

At eight storeys and 25m to the ridge of its distinctive pitched roof, the shingle-clad, cross-laminated timber (CLT) and glulam structure will be Sweden's tallest wood building. And this is only phase one. When workers vacate the prestigious plot, it will have three more identical 31-apartment blocks. That will make it one of the biggest residential timber developments worldwide, comprising 28,000m2 of CLT, 180m3 of glulam and 14,000m2 of cedar shingles.

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School of Architecture in Umeå, Sweden

The new School of Architecture in Umeå, with its austere elegance and rustic resilience, is quintessentially Nordic. The building has a cubic expression with its larch facades and square windows placed in a vibrant, rhythmic sequence on all sides. The interior space is designed as a dynamic sequence of stairs, split, open floor levels and skylights.

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Wood Position Paper 2014/2015

EUCCC (European Union Chamber of Commerce in China) published the Position Paper 2014/2015 for European Business in China on September 9, 2014. With European Wood's effort, Wood Position Paper 2014/2015 as an independent chapter is included.

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Welcome to European Wood in China

European Wood is a cooperation effort between the national wood promotion organizations of Swedish WoodproHolz AustriaFrench Timber and Norwegian Sawmill Industries Association. European Wood is in the field of modern timber building practice and code edition on behalf of CEI-Bois (European Confederation of Woodworking Industries) and EOS (European Organisation of Sawmill Industry), with its headquarters in Brussels, one representative office in Beijing cooperating with European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, and a new Sino-European Wood Center established with Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, and technical promotion in Japan.

Wood - nature's stroke of genius

During the hand-drawing, the video vividly illustrate the reason why we build with wood and the benefits we can get from building with wood, concerning the global climate and environment.

British architects Andrew Waugh introducing the tallest timber building in UK

Stadthaus is the tallest timber building which has been into use in UK and once was the tallest timber building in the world, a benchmark of using CLT.


Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a conference with an exhibition section, was organised by Swedish Wood in collaboration with the China Furniture Association and the China Timber & Wood Product Distribution Association on December 10th in Shanghai, China.


After the reconstruction, the official website of European Wood in China was launched in October 2013. It is the front line for European Wood to promote using of wood in China and the platform for Chinese and overseas users to communicate with European suppliers, manufacturers and designers.

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European Wood (in China)
C412, Beijing Lufthansa Center
50 Liangmaqiao Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, P.R. China 100125
T +86 10 6462 2066, F +86 10 6462 2067
Sino-European Wood
Room 808, Haoran High-tech Building
55 West Guangyuan Road, Xuhui District
Shanghai, P.R. China 200030
T +86 21 6439 9332, F +86 21 3460 1533