Their new plan would make the world’s tallest timber tower. It would be 35 stories high and would help to avoid 3,700 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide. The real saving is, however, in how much concrete can be avoided. A single concrete slab emits 27 kilograms of Carbon Dioxide per square meter. This will make it so the building itself releases less Carbon Dioxide than normal skyscrapers.
According to Green, “Our goal is that through innovation, youthful social contact and overall community building, we have created a design that becomes uniquely important to Paris. Just as Gustave Eiffel shattered our conception of what was possible a century and a half ago, this project can push the envelope of wood innovation with France in the forefront. The Pershing Site is the perfect moment for Paris to embrace the next era of architecture. The project’s innovations are multi-dimensional and extend beyond wood building materials and height. A new model of housing explores ways in which the next generation can live in small urban spaces without losing their sense of community. Combining an innovative mix of market and social housing, a student hotel, urban agriculture, a bus station, e-car hub and amenities, the Baobab project would foster the City’s vision for a connected, vibrant metropolis. Spanning the eight-lane Peripherique and reaching new heights in sustainable wood building, the proposal would transform the Pershing Site into a gateway to the city and a model for future projects around the world.”
Now, who is ready to move to France?