The wooden skyscraper planned for the Nieuw Zuid area of Antwerp will consist of several wings, the highest of which will be 24 stories high.
The wood used in the construction of the building will be treated with products making it more resistant to fire. Roel Wouters of the Triple Living property development company that is behind the construction of the building told VRT Radio 2 Antwerp that test will be carried out to see how the spread of fire can be limited, in order to improve fire safety still further.
For safety reasons the heart of the building that for example contains the lifts and the stairs will be constructed in concrete. The building should take around two years to construct.