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  1. Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building
  2. Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building
  3. The world’s first ‘forest city’ is driving a green architecture surge
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Design & Build Review: Issue 41

In this issue: Toronto's modular CLT skyscraper, rethinking airport design at Venice Marco Polo, retrofitting for PassivHaus status, construction skills in the wake of the UK budget and much more

Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building

Maggie’s Oldham, a charity centre for cancer sufferers and the first building to be constructed from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Julian Turner looks at the benefits and challenges of building with US tulipwood, and its potential for healthcare and support settings.

Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building

Maggie’s Oldham, a charity centre for cancer sufferers and the first building to be constructed from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Julian Turner looks at the benefits and challenges of building with US tulipwood, and its potential for healthcare and support settings.

The world’s first ‘forest city’ is driving a green architecture surge

The incorporation of plants and trees into schemes has been a growing trend for some time, but now with the start of construction on the world’s first vertical forest city in Liuzhou, China, and the announcement of projects such as MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed’s sustainable housing complex in Eindhoven, it is advancing to a whole new level. Philip Kleinfeld asks whether this is the start of a new approach to urban development or a passing design fad.

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