Austrian Architects Rudiger Lainer and partner plan to construct a 84-metre-high wooden skyscraper commencing 2016.
The HoHo project in the Seestadt Aspern area (Vienna), one of Europe’s largest urban development sites, will house a hotel, apartments, restaurant, wellness centre and offices, and is expected to cost about €60 Mio.
Uniqueness: With 76% of the building expected to be made from wood, architects say it will save 2,800 tonnes of CO2 emissions when compared with a similar concrete structure, the equivalent of driving a car 25 miles every day for 1,300 years.
- “Architects design world’s talest wooden skyscraper” by CNN
- “Wooden skyscrapers could be the future of flat-pack cities around the world” by theguardian
- Answers to questions about wooden skyscraper by popularscience
- Michael Green “Why we should build wooden skyscrapers” on TED
Foto: Rüdiger Lainer and Partner
Author: Simone Honetz
Date: 15. June 2015