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Check out the process behind Apex Plaza, the new tallest mass timber building on the East Coast

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William McDonough + Partners‘ new mass timber Apex Plaza project recently celebrated its completion in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 187,000-square-foot structure is now considered to be the largest such CLT project in the eastern United States. 

Its completion is a major milestone for the use of the increasingly popular material in the U.S. and marks the end of a journey begun twenty years ago when the firm published a text from McDonough and EPEA International founder Michael Braungart outlining the “possibility of developing healthy and creatively interactive relationships between human settlements and the natural world.”

Check out the process behind Apex Plaza, the new tallest mass timber building on the East Coast

Apex Plaza, completed. Image © William McDonough + Partners

Construction images provided by the firm tell a narrative of its design features and the process behind McDonough’s concepts of “Building like a Tree,” “Design for Disassembly,” and “The Five Goods.” The timber products you can see below are said to be sustainably harvested and Cradle to Cradle-certifie…

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