In Scandinavia, wooden buildings reach new heights

The Sara Cultural Centre is one of the world’s tallest timber buildings.

A sandy-colored tower glints in the sunlight and dominates the skyline of the Swedish town of Skelleftea as Scandinavia harnesses its wood resources to lead a global trend towards erecting eco-friendly high-rises.

The Sara Cultural Center is one of the world’s tallest timber buildings, made primarily from spruce and towering 75 meters (246 feet) over rows of snow-dusted houses and surrounding forest.
The 20-storey timber structure, which houses a hotel, a library, an exhibition hall and theater stages, opened at the end of 2021 in the northern town of 35,000 people.
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