WOODRISE Labelled Magnetic Bordeaux!


Bordeaux Métropole shows its dynamism through a new slogan: Magnetic Bordeaux! The group of public and private partners has set a goal of unveiling and developing economic dynamics, ecosystem vitality and, on a wider scale, co-build the Bordeaux area’s global attractiveness. We are proud to feature WOODRISE as an event contributing to the area’s dynamism!

> Magnetic Bordeaux label

Height in the Front Line!

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Wood Surfer’s 100th issue has just been released. Fully focused on tall wood buildings, it features many testimonies and articles on technical and regulatory aspects and, of course, the WOODRISE Congress. The floor is given to co-organizers and experts… Enjoy the read!

>  Wood Surfer n°100  (Special Woodrise p 14 eand interview of Steven Ware p12, speaker)
The issue will be distributed for free at the ervent.


Wood Tram Operation


From September 6 to 15, Bordeaux Métropole’s line C tram will be transformed into a wood construction, sustainable city and local economy path. Through exhibits and animations, open to the general public for free, operation partners will showcase actions currently underway and display the interest of wood in midrise and tall wood buildings.

> Wood Tram

Kengo Kuma at WOODRISE on September 14

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The world-famous Japanese architect, Mr. Kengo Kuma, will speak at the Thursday, September 14 plenary session. The author of many architectural masterpieces and winner of many awards – including the Murano award for the Bato-machi Hiroshige Museum – he will do us the honour of concluding at 11:40 AM the Plenary Session on the economic development potential of midrise and tall wood building stakeholders.

Photo credit J.C. Carbonne

Round Table on Public Policy

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Public policy can be determining for wood development in tall buildings. That is why a plenary session will be fully dedicated to this topic on September 13, at 9:30 AM. It will end with a round table featuring Luc Charmasson, Comité Stratégique de Filière Forêt Bois (France), Rémi Chabrillat, ADEME (France), Petri Heino, Department of Environment (Finland), Jennifer Cover, Woodworks (United States) and Susanne Rudenstam, Swedish Wood (Sweden).

> Confrences Programme 

Global Alliance, a WOODRISE Partner!


Under the auspices of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction, a document describing international best practice for the development of wood usage in the construction of midrise and tall buildings will be developed and presented at WOODRISE. The document is based on surveys conducted in six countries in the Alliance: Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Japan and Switzerland. This initiative is supported by the Club ADEME international.

National Wood Construction Awards at WOODRISE!


On September 13 at 1:00 pm, come see the winners of the National Wood Construction awards in the exhibition hall. These awards, sponsored by the regional interprofession network, aims at following-up and reporting on the dynamism of wood construction in France, highlighting innovative, ecofriendly and economically viable projects for the future.

Technical Visits are Open


Friday, September 15 will be dedicated to technical visits. Exhibition of projects and scale models by promoters and social landlords, discovery of active industrial units, research centres and even a seismic trial; the opportunities to improve your knowledge and satisfy your curiosity are many.

> Technical visits

Discover the Mjøstårnet Norwegian Project


Standing 80 m-tall and with its 18 storeys, this wood building will be among the world’s tallest! Come listen to Johan Åhlén from Moelven who will present you this project at his conference on September 13, at 2:40 pm. He will be discussing the Mjøstårnet & Frostaliden projects: hybrid solutions for tall wood buildings.

Michael Green at WOODRISE!

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His reputation precedes him and his commitment toward wood construction is well established.

As an international speaker, his “Why We Should Build Wooden Skyscrapers” conference has been seen over one million times! We are therefore very proud to welcome him as a speaker on September 14, at 11:40 am in the plenary session on the economic development potential of stakeholders in the midrise and tall wood building construction sector.