Prototype (M5) has been selected as a 2022 World Architecture Festival WAFX award winner. “The WAFX Award heralds the world’s most forward-looking architectural concepts, and is awarded to future projects that identify key challenges that architects will need to address in the coming years.” M5 has also been selected as a WAF finalist for Future Projects: Residential (the winner will be announced late fall of 2022).
M5 is a mass timber prototype demonstrating a highly effective and affordable approach to dramatically reducing embodied carbon. It employs mass timber where it is most effective, in combination with steel posts for vertical loads and a low carbon concrete core. When completed, M5 will be one of the world’s tallest mass timber buildings and will have nearly the same impact on the environment as if it was never built.