Thank you !


The entire team at Institut technologique FCBA, FPInnovations and the Building Research Institute thank you for your participation to the WOODRISE congress!

After this successful event, we are happy to thank over 2,500 participants over the 4 days of the event: among those, more than 110 companies were present through private booths or delegations and some 50 speakers made speeches.

In addition, Bordeaux definitely became the international capital of wood, with 23 countries represented. We should mention the size of the Canada, Japan, Belgium, Brazil, Spain and Switzerland delegations, but also participants from Kuwait and China!

We would also like to thank our relay partners who followed us and helped us to promote WOODRISE; we counted over 650tweets on the event and around 10,000 visits on the website in September.

Woodrise Paper


Le WOODRISE Paper, un journal présentant les bonnes pratiques internationales du développement du bois dans la construction, a été édité pour l’édition Woodrise.

Vous n’avez pas pu le lire ? Vous pourrez retrouver le pdf sur notre site :

WOODRISE Paper, a journal presenting international best practices for wood development in the construction industry, has been edited for the Woodrise edition. You couldn’t read it ? You can find the pdf version on our website:

> Woodrise Paper

The International Woodrise Alliance

On September 14 at 12:30 p.m., Mr. Alain Juppé, mayor of Bordeaux, will present with the honourable Stéphane Dion, the Canadian ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the EU and Europe at the WOODRISE Congress the International Woodrise Alliance. This event will be attended by many private and institutional partners who will stress their desire to promote wood in the construction industry. Don’t forget to leave this landmark event with your copy of the WOODRISE Paper which contains good practices for wood usage in construction worldwide.

Mr. Alain Juppé © Thomas Sanson

The International Woodrise Alliance



The WOODRISE Congress official program is now online: conferences, workshops, highlights, the exhibition hall plan, list of exhibitors, etc.
Take the opportunity to discover the WOODRISE Corner program!

In the conference space within the exhibition hall, you will be able to listen to international companies and institutions presenting their projects and innovations.
That is where the winners for the Lanly Awards and National Wood Construction Awards will be unveiled.
Check out what you can expect to see on September 13 and 14 today!


Seismic test of a 1/3-scale model: Be Part of a World First

Maquette essai sismique

A seismic test of a 1/3-scale model of the building systems in Silva tower will be held at FCBA mechanics laboratory. The workshop aims at showing how the laws of similarity allow to go from a 1/3 scale model to the full-size building. The test will also be an opportunity to showcase the latest advances in tall building design and dimensioning with respect to seismic restrictions.

> Technical visits

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!

wood surfer

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

Kengo Kuma 2

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

terre immeubles-BD

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