November 2023
press text AGPB, photos Michael Elkan, credit Acton Ostry Architects / Eva Manhart for AGPB

We received the Austrian Green Planet Building® Award for the Brock Commons Tallwood House in Canada!

Canadian high-rise building in solid wood construction with know-how from Austria

At 53 meters, the Brock Commons Tallwood House in Vancouver, Canada, is one of the
world’s tallest buildings in solid wood construction. Except for the base floor and an access
core, the building consists of solid wood elements: its exterior walls, supporting structure or
ceilings. Construction was resource- and time-efficient because prefabricated parts were
used. Environmentally friendly materials were used for the interior fittings. The Austrian firm
Hermann Kaufmann Architekten contributed its expertise in the development of timber
structures in solid wood construction to the design and implementation process.

Energy efficiency and the supply of renewable energy are the focus of Austrian Green Planet
Building® (AGPB). AGPB transfers the objectives and strict criteria of the national climate
protection initiative klimaaktiv for the building and real estate industry to an international
level. The outstanding achievements of Austrian planning offices, consultants, construction
companies and production plants abroad in the field of sustainable building – Austrian Green
Planet Building® distinguishes them.

AGPB is an umbrella brand supported by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection,
Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and AUSSENWIRTSCHAFT

The much-awarded Brock Commons Tallwood House in Vancouver, which is very well
known in Canada and the USA, receives the Austrian Green Planet Building® Award: It
impresses with the consistent implementation of the solid wood construction method in a
high-rise building and the resource-efficient construction thanks to prefabricated parts.

[AGPB, November 2022]

We are delighted to receive this award and would like to thank Acton Ostry Architects for the great cooperation. Congratulations to the entire project team!