Starting in 2022, as part of the French governments move towards sustainable urban development, all new public buildings financed by state funding must contain at minimum 50% wood products. The City of Paris, has pledged that wood will be a main building component for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. In fact, all Olympic building up to 8-stories high must be of all-timber construction. The City of Bordeaux will soon be the home of France’s tallest all-timber construction with the 16-story building named the Hyperion, where concrete will be the core for the elevator shafts and stairs, but they will be surrounded by wooden post-and-beam structures, with floors and walls constructed of cross-laminated timbers (CLT).
French government to require 50% timber in all new public buildings from 2022