The Swedish skyscraper made entirely of wood

This skyscraper is made entirely of wood

and it merges sustainability, innovation and community

LOCATION: Skelleftea, Sweden

The Sara House of Culture stands at almost 262 feet tall

making it one of the world's tallest timber constructions

It was constructed from 12,200 cubic meters of wood

from trees harvested around Skelleftea

(SOUNDBITE)(Swedish) HEAD OF URBAN PLANNING AT SKELLEFTEA MUNICIPALITY, THERESE KREISEL, SAYING:"In this building we'll have six stages, that's the theater. There are two art galleries and there are activities for children connected to that with art and creative learning. Then there will be three restaurants, there's the hotel and conference part and last but not least, the library."

The building's energy system tries to be as carbon neutral as possible

It's equipped with solar panels, batteries and a heat pump

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