DRMM’S TIMBER BEACON SHORTLISTED FOR COP26
‘Timber Beacon’ is dRMM’s response to the collective brief of a unique global timber industry collaboration. The 25+ strong alliance of innovators in engineered mass timber and wood-based products, global forest growth and development, are lead by the UK Timber Trade Federation and CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of Woodworking industries.
“As world leaders discuss our global responsibilities and collective responses to climate change during COP26, our message for the future will be powerfully three dimensional: in wood there is hope,” said dRMM founding director, Prof Alex de Rijke.
‘Timber Beacon’ was selected by the British Government and is now awaiting confirmation of its awarded space to exhibit at the COP26 Glasgow site for the duration of the talks.
Paul Brannen, director of public affairs at CEI-Bois, said “The global timber and global forest sectors see COP26 as the unmissable opportunity for policymakers to put into action what we already know about nature-based solutions; global forests and wood products are essential to averting catastrophic climate change, and increasing the use of timber products is an easy way to help decarbonise construction, renovation, and the wider built environment. Wood both stores carbon and substitutes for carbon-intensive alternatives. We are also focused on globally recognised good governance as the key to growing forests around the world.”
“Timber Beacon is a wayfinding object and storytelling device showcasing timber’s ability to outperform other building materials in terms of carbon, strength, and beauty.” dRMM founding director, Prof Alex de Rijke
“It’s great to be working with dRMM on this awesome timber beacon, showcasing the best of mass timber. We are working hard to make sure it is stable and has durable, de-mountable connections.” Kelly Harrison, Associate Director at Whitby Wood
The Timber Beacon was designed by award-winning architectural practice dRMM, led by founder and recognised as a leader in the innovation and promotion of engineered timber in the UK, Prof Alex de Rijke.
Engineering structural design support is being provided by Whitby Wood the independent, international, and forward-thinking engineering consultancy who bring in-depth knowledge of best practices and openness to innovations to all projects both large and small.