Community Rises with Mass Timber

Wadajir Market and Residences

Tukwila, WA

Carbon-smart Mass Timber

Wadajir uses carbon-smart cross laminated timber (CLT) technology to create attainable family housing in a region of rapid population growth and escalating housing prices. The building’s innovative mass timber system incorporates CLT structural elements, utilizes sustainably harvested timber and helps generate jobs in rural Washington.

Expediting Attainable Housing

The project addresses gentrification and displacement at the center of a vibrant East African immigrant community feeling pressures from rapid redevelopment. At the street level, Wadajir features a souq market hall for small, community-based businesses. The upper floors offer an abundance of family-sized units available for cooperative ownership at attainable prices.

Well-being and Environmental Benefit

Low-carbon exposed timber within the building brings biophilic benefits to residents and market visitors. Healthy materials, energy and water efficiency, and a Salmon-Safe certified facility contribute to a community looking to the future.

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