Located in Griffintown, Montreal, the 597,560-square-foot Arbora project aimed to offer 434 condo, townhouse, and rental units in 3 eight-story buildings all with a budget of $130 million CAD.
A truly green approach resulted in the buildings only taking up 55% of the ground surface. The remaining 40% would be occupied with green space, including an urban forest with an art station, large interior courtyard, and park.
With its three 8-story buildings, the structure is constructed entirely of mass timber. The bearing partition walls of the load resistance system are built with FSC-certified cross-laminated timber and the gravitational/vertical load resistance system is a post and beam structure of FSC certified glulam supplied by Nordic Structures.
The mass-timber panels are held together by wooden tongues or nailed metal, and self-tapping screws are used to assemble the beams and columns. Generous, open floor plans and 9-foot ceilings complement the timber’s warm aesthetic.
Prefabricated panels cut to the required dimensions were shipped to the site from a plant in Chibougamau, Québec.
Arbora is aiming for LEED platinum certification.
Source and image credit: Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga
L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.