Dezeen's Jenna McKnight reports that Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been commissioned to design a a residential tower that is slated to be the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world.

Dubbed Terrace House, the tower is planned for the waterfront in central Vancouver, beside a curved apartment tower currently being built by Kengo Kuma. The structure's actual height has not yet been disclosed.

"The project will set the benchmark for the tallest hybrid timber structure in the world, in addition to being Shigeru Ban's tallest project to date and first-ever project in Canada," said the developer, PortLiving, which is due to release more details about the project later this year.

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